Sewage alert at Kapiti beach

00:52, May 17 2014

People have been warned to stay away from a stream on Paraparaumu Beach after a sewage pollution incident.

The Kapiti Coast District Council said the Tikotu Stream, which flows across the beach near Macleans Park, may be contaminated.

Council staff were called there around 5.45pm last night after sewage was seen floating in the stream.

A blockage was found causing the sewage to flow into it and cleared.

The spill was not big, but signs have been put up warning people not to get too close.

Tests are being carried out to see how bad the contamination is.

It may have already been cleared by a high tide last night, the council said.

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