When the Rotorua mud pool was opened and the ground continued collapsing, something that played in many minds was: what will happen to this cover?
The answer: it will be withdrawn before it falls to the bank.
The mud pool opened on the property of Meade St in the morning on Tuesday and it was remembered since then.
Residents of a house had been evacuated and the geothermal inspector of the Rotorua Lakes Council, Peter Brownbridge, said on Thursday the growth of the mud pool was a concern and the deck needed to go.
A spokesman for the Rotorua Lake Council said yesterday that more land collapsed around the mud pool.
The collapsing terrain approached a roof of the property, which had now been eliminated.
Susan Gedye was a tenant from the house with her family, who was 12 years old and 17 months old, and since then they have moved.
Gedye said the council said the cover would be withdrawn as a safety precaution.
"The board advised that it was better before falling into the bank," Gedye said.
The advice said that other properties were not affected when asked yesterday, and the role of the board was to maintain public safety.
The owner of the property could not be accessed to make comments.