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There has been media interest in the prosecution of Wellington Water relating to the dry weather discharge from Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant in October 2018.
Wellington Water marked the opening of its southern depot this week, with a breakfast meeting attended by the teams that will be based at the Rongotai location, along with representatives from Wellington City Council and Wellington Water’s board.
The Wellington Water Committee on Friday agreed to recommend to existing shareholders that South Wairarapa District Council become the sixth shareholder in the council-owned water services management company Wellington Water.
Representatives of the five councils that own Wellington Water have directed the water services company to prepare a response strategy for climate change. A workshop of councillors from the Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Greater Wellington regional councils, South Wairarapa District council, representatives from mana whenua groups Taranaki Whānui and Ngāti Toa and Wellington Water board members on Friday discussed the challenges of climate change and reducing carbon emissions, with an emphasis on water infrastructure.
Porirua Mayor Mike Tana joined Water Committee representatives, council officers and about 30 Wellington Water staff to celebrate the establishment of Wellington Water’s new Porirua depot on Wednesday morning.