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

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news