Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Increased odour potential from Wastewater Plant

Media Advisory 7:30pm Sunday 6th March: Increased odour potential from Wastewater Plant

As more flow arrives at the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant due to repairs to damaged pump stations in the network, the potential exists for high levels of odour to permeate parts of the city.

With many broken pipes in the city, flows are high due to groundwater getting into the broken pipes and there is a high sand and silt load in the flow which causes problems in the sedimentation stage.

City Water and Waste Manager, Mark Christison, says, “There has been significant damage to tanks and equipment at the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant as a result of the recent earthquake.

“Hundreds of tankers each day are discharging a mixture of sand and sewage from the broken reticulation into a large tank at the treatment plant to enable the separation of sand and silt material so that further damage to the treatment plant is avoided. This operation unfortunately also causes increased odour potential.

“No secondary treatment is able to be provided at this time due to damage to the final clarifiers; however a temporary treatment phase has been put in place, with the aim of keeping the load on the oxidation ponds low.

“We apologise to residents for the increased odour caused by the current situation. Every effort is being made to repair the critical equipment so that full secondary treatment can be brought back on line.

“Assistance being provided from other treatment plants around the country is much appreciated. It will however be several weeks before damage assessments can be completed as ground water levels need to be lowered so that tanks can be emptied and inspected”, says Mr Christison.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Half Empty: Dairy Prices Drop To Lowest Since August 2009

Dairy product prices fell to the lowest level in more than five years in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by declines in butter milk powder and whole milk powder.

”Stocks of dairy commodities are building across the globe due to Russia’s current ban on importing dairy products from many Western nations, and a lack of urgency from Chinese buyers, while at the same time global milk supplies are expanding,” AgriHQ dairy analyst Susan Kilsby said in a note. More>>

 

Slippage: NZ Universities Still In Top 3% Globally

This year the University of Auckland ranked 175 (down from 164 last year); the University of Otago ranked 251-275th (down from 226-250), both Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Canterbury held their ranks (at 276-300thand 301-350 respectively), while the University of Waikato dropped from 301-350 to 351-400. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Last Rites For The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news