Municipal Wastewater Treatment Upgrade

Wastewater Treatment Plant Open Day – Saturday 16 April 2016

See how our town’s wastewater treatment plant and irrigation scheme work and learn about how they are being developed for the future at a public open day on Saturday 16 April.

Guided tours through the plant will take in the various stages of wastewater treatment and views of the irrigation system on nearby Daleton Farm. Visitors also will be taken see where a new 2.4-hectare wetland area is being established in partnership with the community.
Registrations are essential for transport and health and safety reasons.
Tour times: 9.45am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.15pm and 1.15pm (2-hour duration).
Mini bus transport leaves from the Carterton Events Centre.

To register email or phone the Council on 379 4030 with your preferred tour time and number of people.

Postponement day Saturday 23 April.

Carterton District Council is moving into a new phase of a long-term plan to improve the treatment of urban waste water in a sustainable way.Its vision is to improve fresh water quality by removing treated effluent from streams.

Read our March 2016 newsletter here

Read our May 2015 newsletter here

Read our December 2014 newsletter here 

Working with our community
Council is working with the community through a Community Liaison Group (CLG) to receive and provide information and feedback to community members on the treatment and disposal of waste water.  The group’s terms of reference can be found here

The community is also closely involved in helping restore the Mangatarere Stream through the Mangatarere Restoration Society   

Have your say
We welcome comment and discussion to help achieve the best practicable outcomes for the people of Carterton and the environment.

For further information please contact:
Greg Boyle
Wastewater Project Manager
Ph: 0274 446 827  

or write to Carterton District Council, PO Box 9, Carterton

Urban residents can help reduce the amount of water and pollutants going into the wastewater system by:

  • Conserving water throughout the household
  • Making sure downpipes are not illegally connected to the sewerage system
  • Ensuring low-lying gully traps are raised above ground level
  • Carefully disposing of wipes, nappies, sanitary goods, chemicals, fats, oils, medicines, plastics; through means other than the wastewater system
  • Using phosphate-free detergent