Community learns about wastewater improvements

Published 12/11/2019

It was great to see more than 100 locals turn up to our open days this month to learn more about and share their views on planned improvements to Porirua’s wastewater system - and to experience a guided tour of the wastewater treatment plant.

The open days focused on plans to upgrade the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant and how that will fit into bigger plans to address issues with the wastewater network.

Many attendees wanted to find out what is being done to protect Titahi Bay, the ocean and surrounding environment. Others were interested in learning about Porirua’s ‘three waters’ system of drinking water, stormwater and wastewater, and the role of the wastewater treatment plant.

For those who took one of the three guided tours of the treatment plant – it was a real eye opener. Many people were surprised to learn about how it operates, and learn what has already been done through recent upgrades to improve the plant’s performance.

We really value connecting with the community, so people can better understand what we do and we can find out what matters to you. We'll now be considering the community's  feedback as we finalise the application for the wastewater treatment plant consent renewal, which will be lodged with Greater Wellington Regional Council in April next year.

Thanks to all those who attended.