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Waimate District Council operates a waste water collection and treatment system for the majority of the Waimate township.

Some outlying areas of Waimate township and all the smaller towns are not serviced.

The treatment plant and oxidation ponds were upgraded in 2002/03 to include screen, oxidation and maturation ponds with the treated effluent going to a land disposal field before entering the general environment.

The sewerage system comprises of:

  • 28km of gravity sewer mains.
  • 15km of gravited sewer lateral connections.
  • 223 manholes or inspection eyes.
  • One treatment plant.

Every year Council attend to routine matters in order to maintain service levels set in agreement with our community. They are:

  • Maintain and operate a waste water reticulation system for the majority of Waimate urban area, including treatment plant, oxidation ponds and land disposal fields.
  • Regularly monitor performance of its sewerage management system to protect against environmental pollution to comply with discharge resource consents.

Council protect the health of the community and environment by collecting, treating and appropriately disposing of treated wastewater. This assists business expansion and development by enabling higher property densities and averages the cost of treating and disposing of the treated effluent across the broader community. Council has a statutory requirement to ensure adequate network services.

Contact Utilities on +64 3 689 0047 (after hours +64 3 689 0000) or email utilities@waimatedc.govt.nz