THE NEXT COMMUNITY OPEN DAY FOR THE PROJECT IS
THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER
THIS WILL BE HELD AT THE GARRISON CAFE AND BAR FROM 5-8PM
COME ALONG AND SEE WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE YOUR WASTEWATER SYSTEM AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
We are working to determine a preferred option for the treatment and disposal of Featherston’s wastewater. To do this we aim to identify and consider all potential options for improving the existing treatment plant by working with the community, iwi and stakeholders.
The wastewater treatment plant in Featherston needs an upgrade to reduce its impacts on the local environment. It discharges treated wastewater into nearby Donald’s Creek. The wastewater treatment plant was built in 1975 and is no longer considered the most efficient or sustainable approach. The consent for the current plant expired in 2012 and since then we have been looking for a new solution.
How can we do this right?
We will build on lessons learned from the past to improve Featherston’s future. We seek to gather, understand and consider all information to identify the preferred option. That option should be sustainable, efficient and affordable to give long-lasting benefit to Featherston. We will make sure this process is transparent, collaborative, and involves effective ongoing engagement with the community, iwi and stakeholders.
How can I get involved?
We will be holding a series of public open-days, where you are encouraged to come and learn more about the process and the options for improving the treatment plant. We value your feedback and online channels will be available for you to have your say and for us to keep you informed about the project.