2020/21 Reports show Sewage Treatment Plant is now compliant
Sewage Treatment Plant Performance Reviews for 2020/21 by Tonkin & Taylor and Veolia
Each year, in accordance with the RMA Consent, TCDC must arrange for Veolia and an independent adviser to report on the sewage treatment plant’s performance. Here are the reports
- Tonkin &Taylor Report. You can download their report here.
It shows that the plant is operating in accordance with its resource consent. Their only recommendation to TCDC is
“…Veolia notify TCDC of the high coliform bacteria concentrations results so that signage can be checked and reviewed for warnings of swimming and shellfish collection in the estuary mouth.”
- Veolia Reports. You can download their reports here.
Waikato Regional Council (WRC) Review.
During most of 2018 HR&RA committee members were aware that the Hahei Sewage Treatment Plant was not operating in accordance with its Resource Management Act discharge standards. In particular, the levels of E Coli were consistently above the allowable limits.
In response to our requests, WRC conducted a review of the plant. You can read the WRC reports here
These reports state that the Overall Site Compliance is considered to be “Significant Non Compliant“. The report contains a number of actions for TCDC to undertake.
We recommend you read the reports in detail.
Action by TCDC.
Since the compliance report was issued on 7 March 2019, we have asked TCDC to tell us what action they are taking to ensure that the plant operates in compliance with its discharge standards.
Disappointingly, TCDC staff have not provided an update, so we have written to the Mercury Bay Community Board requesting an update. See our letter here Hahei Water Sewage.
The letter is to be considered at the Mercury Bay Community Board Meeting 28th August 2019 at 10.00 am. If you are interested in the performance of our sewage treatment plant, we recommend you attend the meeting.