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

 


Ashhurst pump station to be commissioned

Ashhurst pump station to be commissioned

A new pump station at Ashhurst is to be commissioned on Wednesday 11 June 2014.

The informal ceremony will take place at 2.00pm onsite at the new pump station, adjacent to the oxidation ponds.

The new pump station allows wastewater from Ashhurst to be pumped to the City’s main wastewater treatment plant in Totara Road.

“The new pipeline is one of several re-directions of wastewater from outlying towns to the main City treatment plant,” Rob Green waste services manager said.

The Council is working closely with Horizons Regional Council and other Manawatū River Leaders' Accord signatories, to reduce the number of discharge sources and enhance the quality of the river.

The overall project has an $8million budget and once completed the city will have only one point of discharge into the river.

Linton and Aokautere have already been redirected and construction of the Longburn connection has started and should be completed by the end of July.

“We are working hard to improve the quality of the river system and Ashhurst residents will soon see the ‘do not swim’ signs” removed,” Rob said.

The new pump station and pipeline have been designed to cope with the increase in Ashhurst residents over the next 50 years.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

AMA: Scoop's 'Invisible Paywall'

Operation Chrysalis: The Final Countdown - Thanks & There's Still Time To Pledge

Phew! We are now counting down the hours to the end of this crowd-funding campaign at 11pm on Sunday. Thankyou to all those Scoop readers and supporters who have pledged already. You have been awesome. But this is not over yet. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: No Public Submissions On International Government Procurement Deal

“The government is preparing to assent to the Government Procurement Agreement, a World Trade Organisation Treaty which opens up New Zealand Government contracts to foreign companies and closes the door on local businesses and their workers. However the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is refusing to take public submissions on the decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Pacific Spying

So New Zealand spied on its friends and allies in the Pacific – and has not only been passing on the results to the NSA, but has apparently passed on the details of the Pacific’s relations with Taiwan to our other best friends, the Chinese. On the side, the Key government has also been using the security services to gauge the chances of Trade Minister Tim Groser landing the top job at the WTO... More>>

ALSO:

State Housing Transfer: Salvation Army Opts Out

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.
More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news