Kope Drain Project
Earlier this year we were involved with a project run by NZ Pump & Generators, working with Environment NZ to clean the Kope drain just outside of Whakatane. We provided their team with camlocks, lay flat and suction hoses and helped to meet a request by Environment NZ to have lay flat hoses tested and tagged before use. With a goal to clean the creek from heavy metals that have originated from the nearby board mill, sediment is dredged from the creek and is pumped through filters into huge bags which are biodegradable. Trees will be planted into these bags, eventually creating a pleasant area free from contaminants.