Work to start on Waiinu Wastewater Treatment Plant

Work to start on Waiinu Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Work is set to start next week (Monday 9 September) on installing a new $1 million wastewater treatment plant at Waiinu Beach.

South Taranaki District Council (STDC) projects manager, Kobus Van der Merwe says the new submerged aerated filter (SAF) plant is proven technology, commonly used around the world.

“The new plant is arriving by boat into Auckland on 8 September and will be transported on 8 trucks to Waiinu. All going well with customs, we expect to have the plant arrive by 17 September,” says Kobus.

“It will take around 5 weeks to decommission and remove the old plant (sand filters) and install the new one. We will then need to test and commission the new plant which we expect to have up and running by mid-November.

Kobus says there will be quite a lot of activity taking place over September and October as the trucks bring the plant to site and a crane installs the 25 individual tanks.

“I’m really pleased that work is about to start as the residents have been waiting a long time for this project and have been very patient.”