Storm water inflow, into the town’s sewerage systems, causes major problems for a lot of residents, our four sewer pump stations and at the treatment plant.
The sewer reticulation network is designed to cope with sewerage flows only. Severe overloading of the sewerage network occurs during rainfall events.
Therefore, Council is undertaking an extensive review of the storm water and wastewater systems in the Wairoa township.
Over the next nine to 12 months Council will be visiting each property in Wairoa, to find out if there are storm water and wastewater-related issues on your property.
We want your help to identify any issues with your property, if any, even if you have already told us.
The town will be broken into blocks of areas of about 100 to 150 properties.
This means that there will be about 100 to 150 houses assessed in each block at one time.
Council staff and contractors will be carrying out the visits on a “houses per block” basis.
Please remember that these are investigations only and will involve smoke testing and visual observations.
The first stage will be the Kopu Road pump station catchment.
Once this investigation work is completed, we will be looking into options for fixing the storm water and wastewater issues.
A cover letter and a survey, will be sent out to all properties, prior to the site investigations in the area.
WSP Opus Consultants are assisting with the process, as they have had previous experience in this work.
The physical work will be carried out by Fulton Hogan contractors.
31 October 2018
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Wairoa District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Wairoa District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Wairoa District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© Wairoa District Council - www.wairoadc.govt.nz / +64 6 838 7309 / email@example.com