Contractors are progressing well with the construction of the East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage Scheme.
Works on the Wastewater Treatment Plant are mainly above ground now including construction of the main plant building, the installation of the chemical dosing system and construction of various storage tanks. Commissioning of the plant is planned by late June/ early July.
Take a look at the footage captured by the project's Cultural/ Archaeological monitor, Rakeiao Skerrett in February and March.
Progress laying the reticulation line has been delayed slightly as contractors are awaiting a part to repair the horizontal drill, which is used to drill the sewerage piping underground.
A total of 22 kilometres will be laid in phase one of the project from Matahī Spit to the Wastewater Treatment Plant behind the Emery Store which also includes the side roads.
The total reticulation for the project, which includes servicing for the Rotoiti area, will be 47.5 kilometres long. Work on the Rotoiti area is due to start shortly.
Work on identifying the pre-treatment system for Rotoiti is progressing and will happen in parallel with the main reticulation line works for Rotoiti.
The East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage Scheme has the capacity to expand the service area and include the Lake Rotoehu area if funding can be secured.
The animation video above shows the proposed reticulation network being carried out as part of phase one.
So far 153 properties have granted consent to installing the Septic Tank Effluent Pre-treatment system device at their homes in Rotomā. Of those, about 110 devices have been installed. Council expects all installations to be completed by the end of June/early July.
Council has sent letters to homes at Komuhumuhu (Gisborne Point) which is of archaeological significance. It is seeking permission from occupants to carry out earthworks on their properties and for consent to install an on-site pre-treatment system, when the on-site system is identified. Heritage NZ requires Council to apply for an authority to undertake work in such areas, which requires the consent of all landowners.
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