East Rotoiti | Rotomā Wastewater Treatment Plant Update July 2020
Current Scheme Status
The scheme aims to provide the community with an essential service to responsibly dispose of human waste in a way that is environmentally and culturally appropriate. The scheme includes a Wastewater Treatment Plant, behind the Rotoiti Emery Store, and a reticulation network from the plant to cater for homes in Rotomā and east Rotoiti.
The treatment plant is now operating and treating wastewater to the required standard. Rotoma properties are now connected to the reticulation network.
Tenders for an on-site wastewater pre-treatment system to be installed at properties in east Rotoiti, will be undertaken over the next 3 months. Following appointment of a contractor and system Council will engage directly with property owners regarding site location and other relevant site matters. This can only be done after it is known what system will be installed.
Properties will then gradually be connected to the Rotoiti network which has now been largely completed. The contractor undertaking this work will demobilise from site.
Rotorua Lakes Council supports a full wastewater reticulation and treatment scheme that serves all Lake Rotoehu properties including Kennedy Bay and Ōtautū in future. This will be dependent on securing funding.