The much hyped sewage leak was a stain on the ground!

The Herald reports:

One of the sewage leaks that caused alarm about the poor condition of Auckland’s biggest hospital was a stain on the ground that was cleaned up with water. …

Manukau District Health Board said reports about the extent of the two sewage leaks in the Scott Building last year were not correct, and they were not ongoing issues.

“We can confirm that despite the dramatic language that has been used around sewage issues at Middlemore Hospital, the sewage leaks were small.”

One was so small it was cleaned up with water.

“There was no sewage spilling into the building, just some staining on the ground within the soil stack duct. To clean it up, engineering had to mix water on it, so the quantity was less than a bucket,” the DHB said in a statement.

A vastly different picture to what Government spin doctors had us believing.

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