South Taranaki District Council provides wastewater services to protect both public health and the environment. We have wastewater networks in the following locations:
- Waiinu Beach
In each of these towns, wastewater is collected from properties, transported through pipes, pumped by pump stations and treated at a Wastewater Treatment Plant before discharge to the environment. South Taranaki District Council holds resource consents for these discharges, which include conditions around how clean they must be, the quantity allowed to be discharged, and monitoring of environmental effects.
Wastewater and toilet paper can be flushed into the wastewater system. Rubbish, including wipes that are marketed as “flushable” can cause blockages in household plumbing as well as the Council network, so should not be flushed. For more information on Solid Waste, and what can be disposed of in your rubbish bin, click here.
If you have a blockage in the wastewater system at your property, first of all try calling a plumber. Plumbers must be used for blockages, and for issues with plumbing on private property. If the plumber indicates that the issue is on the Council network, please let us know by calling 0800 111 323.
Trade Waste premises are businesses that discharge wastewater of higher strength or greater flow than a typical household. Discharges from such properties can cause issues in our pipes or Wastewater Treatment Plants if they are not managed effectively.
Under our Trade Waste Bylaw, we are working with businesses throughout the District to issue consents when necessary, and ensure that appropriate pre-treatment of discharges is carried out. This reduces the cost of maintaining and operating the public network, and helps us reduce the environmental impact of these activities. It also helps to ensure that our Wastewater Treatment Plants can meet the conditions of their resource consents.
If you want to know more, contact our Trade Waste Officer on 0800 111 323.