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Cleaning up Waitītiko Meola Creek

March 20th, 2022

Have you ever wondered what that floating device on Meola Creek near Pasadena Intermediate does and how it works?

Litter Trap on Waitītiko

Thanks to Heidi, the Kea Scout Leader at the Point Chev Air Scouts who asked the question. Healthy Waters at Auckland Council provided the following information.

The Meola litter trap was installed a while ago, It works by funnelling floating debris that is carried downstream by the current into the main compartment. The debris becomes trapped in the main compartment which can then be removed. Litter traps are inspected once a week and debris is removed.

The Meola litter trap also has a vertical grille (the part with a bit of purple graffiti on it in the attached photo) to prevent it being used as a bridge to cross the creek.

The following web page provides the latest information on these devices –   Typically we don’t get as much litter as shown in the pictures on the website however.