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Taihape Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

As part of the Annual Plan 2023-24 Council approved an extra $2,000,000 capital spend on improvements and upgrades to the treatment plant. This extra capital spend is in addition to the existing $500,000 that has been included in the last LTP 2021-24.

The resource consent is still valid until 2027, but due to significant non-compliance on volume and quality, staff are investigating options around a new consent or process improvements and upgrades for the Taihape Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Significant upgrades for the Wastewater treatment plant to improve the water quality have been presented by a contractor and are currently being reviewed internally. This however would only address the quality but not the volume.

The same contractor has been engaged following a September council meeting to start some smaller upgrade works on the membranes. This work has started in December and is expected to be completed in March.

A hui has been set up for February 2024, which will be attended by the contractor, consultants and Horizons.

Update, Wednesday 6 March 2024

Fulton Hogan is due to complete the Papakai Pumping Station construction in April. Once Fulton Hogan have vacated the site, the remediation and beautification of the site will be addressed as a separate project by Council staff and Friends of Taihape. We expect to be able to update you in the May edition of Talk Up Taihape about these works.