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

 


Council to Investigate Reticulated Wastewater for Pokeno


13 November 2012

Council to Investigate Reticulated Wastewater for Pokeno

The Waikato District Council is to begin assessing the options for installing a reticulated wastewater system in Pokeno.

“We have a lot of development taking place on the outskirts of Pokeno, which includes the building of new wastewater infrastructure. It’s therefore timely to look at options to extend this to existing properties which are on septic tanks,” Water and Facilities general manager Richard Bax said.

A number of the septic tanks in Pokeno may not be functioning in an environmentally efficient manner due to their age and the land area available for soakage, raising the potential for groundwater to become contaminated and impact on public health, Mr Bax said.

The first stage of the project involves council engineering staff assessing the potential solutions and likely costs. Once these have been established the council will consult with the local community on the best long term solution. This is expected to take place in early 2013.

Replacing Pokeno’s septic tanks with reticulated wastewater was one of the projects outlined in the council’s Long Term Plan, released earlier this year.

The area covered by the project includes the village centre, Pokeno School, residential houses between State Highway 1 and the railway, from the motorway off-ramp up to Helenslee Road as well as properties along Hitchen Road up to the existing wooden bridge.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations

As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.

Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.

Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>

Latest:

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Women's Day, March 8: It’s Time For Men To Step Up For Gender Equality

UN Women is launching the HeForShe campaign in New Zealand at the International Women's Day Parliamentary Breakfast, and is calling on New Zealand men — including politicians and community and sports leaders — to show their commitment to gender equality by signing up to this global campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Teina Pora Wins Appeal: Gordon Campbell On The Privy Council Decision

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system... More>>

ALSO:

Urgent Bill Planned: MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news