Snapshot of 16 July 2021 update to East Rotoiti landowners
Landowners in East Rotoiti will be receiving letters to let them know that following a thorough and robust process, an on-site pre-treatment system has now been selected for East Rotoiti.
The awarded system for East Rotoiti is Biolytix BF2. This is the system that best meets the required performance criteria including operation effectiveness, system safety, effluent performance, cultural alignment and long-term cost effectiveness,
On 28 June 2021 Council agreed to award a contract for:
The supply and installation of Biolytix BF2 systems on some 450 properties in East Rotoiti (from Curtis Road to Tamatea Street) including connecting the secondary pipelines networks to the mains that are already in place and appropriate reinstatement works for each property;
- The operation, management and maintenance of the Biolytix on-site systems for a term of 15 years;
- Supply and installation of the same system for Rotoehu/Ngāmotu but subject to additional funding from the Ministry for the Environment granted to that effect. The funding request was lodged in May 2021. (The possible inclusion of Rotoehu/Ngāmotu in the overall scheme will be designed to not add additional costs to the Rotoiti/Rotomā ratepayers and will funded by those communities’ ratepayers on similar basis as the Rotoiti/Rotomā ratepayers)
It is expected that the contract will commence in August/September this year (2021), and will be implemented over about two years.
The final net capital funding costs to be charged to the local property owners will be decided by the Council once the project nears full completion and once the Minister for the Environment has responded to the funding request for the Rotoehu/Ngāmotu communities.
Landowners will receive more detailed information about work on or near their property. This information will provide contact point and future opportunities for public meetings as well as project updates. Each landowner will also be contacted directly by the contractor or council’s Site Engineer to agree on specific site details prior to any on-site works starting.