Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade
Contractors have made steady progress with the construction of the plant including:
- Assembling the Chemical Dosing building’s foundation, walls and roof framework
- Final work on the plant’s Bioreactor pumping chamber (the bioreactor biologically processes effluent and removes organic material, nitrogen and phosphorus from the water)
- Road works to develop a permanent access way to the plant from State Highway 30 continues and is on schedule
Close to 130 of a total of 212 Rotomā properties have signed up giving their consent to have the Septic Tank Effluent Pre-treatment (STEP) system installed on their properties.
Council has written to all Rotomā residents whose consent forms have not been returned or have opposed. Council has asked them to respond by the 16th of February, 2019 deadline. If no response is received those residents will be considered to be in opposition to their property being connected to the new system.
For those residents and property owners, a Council hearing will be arranged around early March 2019, in accordance with the Local Government Act.
Following that hearing, Council will work on how to proceed with the Local Government Act application as it applies to the obligation of property owners to connect to a provided and functioning wastewater reticulation system, and pay their relevant rates towards the scheme.
As of the 18th of December, 61 Rotomā properties have had their STEP system installed. Council is encouraging any resident of Rotomā properties which still have their consent forms, asking for permission to install the STEP system, to get in touch with Council from January 7, 2019 on (07) 348 4199 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any questions or concerns.