An unconsented stormwater connection is the source of flooding at Maraeroa School, according to Porirua City Council staff.
The Ministry of Education connected Porirua College’s stormwater pipes to the city network in 2008, but the council has denied receiving any consent application.
Since the connection, there has been regular flooding of nearby Maraeroa School.
Flooding from the city’s overloaded pipes in Driver Cres has caused $ 180,000 damage to Maraeroa since 2011. There have been four floods this year alone.
The school is struggling with