As reported in the New Zealand Press, a major contractor paid NZD $80,000 when fined for polluting a Canterbury waterway.
If you have a site located near a waterway or plan to do works in or near a waterway, make sure you do an assessment to find your pollution risks. For each risk identified, there will be a solution to prevent a spill or leak. This process could save your reputation and prevent you from paying thousands of dollars for being fined for polluting.
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