Westhaven Marina manages a rigorous program of water testing. This enables us to pinpoint any areas of contamination and to look for trends. We are working collaboratively with other teams in Auckland Council to improve water quality in the short, medium and long term.
Mediterranean fanworm is known to be well established in Auckland, and we help to ensure that our customers understand the importnace of keeping a clean hull, and don't carry it with them on their travels to pristine areas such as Northland or Coromandel. Right now we are working closely with the Biosecurity team at Auckland Council, the Ministry of Primary Industries, and the Copthorne Institute to trial two new technologies.
Best practice for wastewater
Westhaven Marina is a 'no discharge zone' and we have taken a hard line on any black water discharges from vessels into the marina. Sewerage removal facilities have been installed on berths in new developments, and for commercial vessels to use. The Floating Dock service is also now connected to reticulated sewage, enabling boat owners to safely clean their vessels in a convenient location. Through our newsletters and website we are helping customers understand the best way to handle disposal of both black and grey water from their boats.
Under our carparks
Devices designed to reduce toxins from motorway run off, Westhaven Drive and the carpark, lie underneath our carpark to help filter and clean water. These are a great first line of defence against water pollution.