East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage Scheme

Construction of a sewerage system for East Rotoiti and Rotomā has started.

Here you can find information including:

Project summary:

The East Rotoiti Rotomā Sewerage Scheme aims to provide an essential service to the community that is delivered in a way that protects the health of the lake and is culturally appropriate.

It has been led by the Rotoiti Rotomā Sewerage Steering Committee since its inception in 2014 after Council's resource consent for its chosen scheme, at the time, failed in the Environment Court in 2012.

Finding preferred options for the community has also been supported by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and funding from Ministry of Health.

The construction phase will include:

  • Building a Wastewater Treatment Plant behind the Rotoiti Emery Store; and
  • Laying about 22 kilometres of reticulation network from Matahī Road in Rotomā to the plant

Initially, Rotomā properties including non-residential will be connected to the new service next year (2019) followed by the east Rotoiti community, with provisions to potentially connect nearby dwellings to the system.

The animation video below shows the proposed route of the sewerage reticulation line that will run from Matahī Road to the site of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.



Construction of a sewerage system for East Rotoiti and Rotomā has started.

Here you can find information including:

Project summary:

The East Rotoiti Rotomā Sewerage Scheme aims to provide an essential service to the community that is delivered in a way that protects the health of the lake and is culturally appropriate.

It has been led by the Rotoiti Rotomā Sewerage Steering Committee since its inception in 2014 after Council's resource consent for its chosen scheme, at the time, failed in the Environment Court in 2012.

Finding preferred options for the community has also been supported by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and funding from Ministry of Health.

The construction phase will include:

  • Building a Wastewater Treatment Plant behind the Rotoiti Emery Store; and
  • Laying about 22 kilometres of reticulation network from Matahī Road in Rotomā to the plant

Initially, Rotomā properties including non-residential will be connected to the new service next year (2019) followed by the east Rotoiti community, with provisions to potentially connect nearby dwellings to the system.

The animation video below shows the proposed route of the sewerage reticulation line that will run from Matahī Road to the site of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.



  • April update

    by RRRangitauira, about 2 months ago
    Spring is here!

    Click on the image above to see the latest update about the construction of the East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage Scheme.

    Click on the image above to see the latest update about the construction of the East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage Scheme.
  • February 2019 update

    by RRRangitauira, 4 months ago
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    Click on the image above to see the latest update on the East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage Scheme including:
    • What was covered in last month's community meeting in Rotoiti; and
    • A progress update including images and videos of construction at the Wastewater Treatment Plant

    If you haven't already, please consider subscribing to this project to receive updates about the scheme.

    Click on the image above to see the latest update on the East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage Scheme including:
    • What was covered in last month's community meeting in Rotoiti; and
    • A progress update including images and videos of construction at the Wastewater Treatment Plant

    If you haven't already, please consider subscribing to this project to receive updates about the scheme.

  • December update

    by RRRangitauira, 6 months ago
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    A meeting to update the lakes community about progress on constructing the East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage Scheme is scheduled to take place next month at the Rotoiti Sports Club.

    The hui will happen at 10am on Saturday, 19 January 2019.

    Residents in Rotoiti and Rotomā are invited to attend the meeting which will cover:

    • Progress on the scheme including construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rotoiti, reticulation network and installing the on-site Septic Tank Effluent Pumping (STEP) system in Rotomā
    • Expected timeline milestones for the project
    • Current financial position of the project and issues; as well as
    • The process Council intends to follow to ensure all properties of Rotoiti and Rotomā are connected to the network

    If you'd like to see this month's full progress update, click on the image below.

    Please remember to subscribe to www.rotorualakescouncil.nz/rotoitirotoma to keep up-to-date with this project.




    A meeting to update the lakes community about progress on constructing the East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage Scheme is scheduled to take place next month at the Rotoiti Sports Club.

    The hui will happen at 10am on Saturday, 19 January 2019.

    Residents in Rotoiti and Rotomā are invited to attend the meeting which will cover:

    • Progress on the scheme including construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rotoiti, reticulation network and installing the on-site Septic Tank Effluent Pumping (STEP) system in Rotomā
    • Expected timeline milestones for the project
    • Current financial position of the project and issues; as well as
    • The process Council intends to follow to ensure all properties of Rotoiti and Rotomā are connected to the network

    If you'd like to see this month's full progress update, click on the image below.

    Please remember to subscribe to www.rotorualakescouncil.nz/rotoitirotoma to keep up-to-date with this project.




  • Public meeting called

    by RRRangitauira, 7 months ago
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    29 November 2018 - Rotoiti and Rotomā residents and ratepayers are invited to a public community meeting about progress on a sewerage scheme for both lake communities.

    The hui is set down for:

    • Saturday (01 December, 2018) at 3pm
    • The venue is the Rotomā Community Hall

    The meeting, requested by the Rotomā Residents Association and the Rotorua Lakes Community Board, will cover:

    • Progress on construction of the scheme
    • Progress on installing an on-site Septic Tank Effluent Pre-treatment system as well as issues and questions
    • Estimated timeframe to connect Rotomā to the new Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rotoiti; and
    • Possible timeframe when residents and ratepayers, who are connected to the new scheme, are likely to pay for the targeted levy

    Another public hui, updating the community on progress to connect ratepayers and residents in Rotoiti to the scheme, will be held in the new year.

    Click on the photo below to see the full update of what will be covered at the public meeting on Saturday, along with images and video of progress in the scheme.

    Horizontal directional drill that's being used to lay the reticulation line between Rotomā and Rotoiti.



    29 November 2018 - Rotoiti and Rotomā residents and ratepayers are invited to a public community meeting about progress on a sewerage scheme for both lake communities.

    The hui is set down for:

    • Saturday (01 December, 2018) at 3pm
    • The venue is the Rotomā Community Hall

    The meeting, requested by the Rotomā Residents Association and the Rotorua Lakes Community Board, will cover:

    • Progress on construction of the scheme
    • Progress on installing an on-site Septic Tank Effluent Pre-treatment system as well as issues and questions
    • Estimated timeframe to connect Rotomā to the new Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rotoiti; and
    • Possible timeframe when residents and ratepayers, who are connected to the new scheme, are likely to pay for the targeted levy

    Another public hui, updating the community on progress to connect ratepayers and residents in Rotoiti to the scheme, will be held in the new year.

    Click on the photo below to see the full update of what will be covered at the public meeting on Saturday, along with images and video of progress in the scheme.

    Horizontal directional drill that's being used to lay the reticulation line between Rotomā and Rotoiti.



  • Construction of East Rotoiti | Rotomā Sewerage scheme is underway

    by RRRangitauira, 8 months ago

    09 October 2018 - Progress on building a sewerage scheme for the east Rotoiti and Rotomā communities is on track.

    Construction of a Wastewater Treatment Plant behind the Emery Store in Rotoiti and a road to the plant is underway.

    Contractors have also laid about 13km of the 22km reticulation line starting from Matahī Road and, will in time, be connected to the plant.

    Rotomā

    The aim is to initially connect Rotomā properties including non-residential to the new service by April next year, via on-property Septic Tank Effluent Pumping systems - known as STEP.

    The on-site pre-treatment devices will be...

    09 October 2018 - Progress on building a sewerage scheme for the east Rotoiti and Rotomā communities is on track.

    Construction of a Wastewater Treatment Plant behind the Emery Store in Rotoiti and a road to the plant is underway.

    Contractors have also laid about 13km of the 22km reticulation line starting from Matahī Road and, will in time, be connected to the plant.

    Rotomā

    The aim is to initially connect Rotomā properties including non-residential to the new service by April next year, via on-property Septic Tank Effluent Pumping systems - known as STEP.

    The on-site pre-treatment devices will be hooked up to the reticulation network which will be connected to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    As of the first week of October, 114 of the total 212 consents to install the STEP system in Rotomā have been signed and received by Rotorua Lakes Council.

    Its General Manager of Infrastructure, Stavros Michael, reported this to elected members last week.

    You can watch his presentation below and read his written presentation by clicking this LINK.



    Rotoiti

    A decision for a pre-treatment effluent system for Rotoiti homes hasn’t been made yet.

    Last year, a system called Biolytix was trialled.

    Mr Michael told elected members at last week’s Operations and Monitoring Committee meeting that Council is looking for a supplier which will provide the most cost effective system for the community.

    He says a device that also complies to the needs of resource consent for Rotoiti.

    A request for tender process is being prepared to determine whether Biolytix or the alternative, STEP system, should be adopted for the community.

    Council aims to find a supplier which will install the preferred pre-treatment system that runs it for 15 years.

    Mr Michael says that it will make a decision based on objectives such as:

    · Providing an essential service for the community

    · Helps protect the mauri (life force) of the lake and the health of the people; as well as

    · Providing a service in a way that is culturally appropriate

    You can watch Stavros Michael's presentation to the Operations and Monitoring Committee meeting in October HERE.

    The presentation includes:

    • Update on the project
    • Challenges
    • Budget and proposed cost to homeowners; and
    • Comments from the scheme’s Cultural Impact team and from the chair of the Rotorua Lakes Community Board

  • Where we've come from

    by RRRangitauira, about 1 year ago
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    Finding a preferred option for a sewerage scheme for east Rotoiti and Rotomā has taken about ten years and has involved the community, investigating options and reaching a decision.

    In 2012, Council renewed its direction in finding a scheme after its resource consent for its then chosen scheme failed in the Environment Court.

    With help from the community, the Regional Council and financial support from the Ministry of Health, Council needed to find a scheme that:

    • Helps to protect the mauri (life force) of the lake
    • Protects people's health
    • Ensures cultural factors have been considered as part of a scheme
    • ...

    Finding a preferred option for a sewerage scheme for east Rotoiti and Rotomā has taken about ten years and has involved the community, investigating options and reaching a decision.

    In 2012, Council renewed its direction in finding a scheme after its resource consent for its then chosen scheme failed in the Environment Court.

    With help from the community, the Regional Council and financial support from the Ministry of Health, Council needed to find a scheme that:

    • Helps to protect the mauri (life force) of the lake
    • Protects people's health
    • Ensures cultural factors have been considered as part of a scheme
    • Considers the cost to the community
    • Finds the best possible communal on-site wastewater pre-treatment system for the community
    • Ensures any available subsidies are used wisely

    The East Rotoiti Rotomā Sewerage Scheme has been led by the community group, the Rotoiti Rotomā Sewerage Steering Committee since its inception in 2014.

    It has been supported by a Cultural Impact team that is made up of members from the Rotoiti/ Rotomā community.

    A preferred option on a scheme was approved by Council in December 2014 and was added as a discussion document on page 13 of the Council's Long-Term Plan in 2015.


  • Where we are going

    by RRRangitauira, about 1 year ago
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    The aim is to develop a sewerage scheme that serves the community in a way that is environmentally sustainable and culturally appropriate. These objectives are reflected in the Lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti Action Plan and Council's Long-term Plan for 2018 - 2028. (Refer to page 14).

    Council has taken the advice of the Rotoiti Rotomā Sewerage Steering Committee and a dedicated Cultural Impact Team in picking a preferred sewerage scheme option.

    So what will the sewerage system include?

    • Building a Wastewater Treatment Plant behind the Rotoiti Emery Store; and
    • A reticulation network of about 22 kilometres which runs from...

    The aim is to develop a sewerage scheme that serves the community in a way that is environmentally sustainable and culturally appropriate. These objectives are reflected in the Lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti Action Plan and Council's Long-term Plan for 2018 - 2028. (Refer to page 14).

    Council has taken the advice of the Rotoiti Rotomā Sewerage Steering Committee and a dedicated Cultural Impact Team in picking a preferred sewerage scheme option.

    So what will the sewerage system include?

    • Building a Wastewater Treatment Plant behind the Rotoiti Emery Store; and
    • A reticulation network of about 22 kilometres which runs from Matahī Road in Rotomā to the plant in Rotoiti


    Future-proofing:

    • The system will be expanded, with the intention of connecting the Lake Rotoehu and eastern Rotoiti communities to the network
    • The total reticulation network will be 47.5 kilometres long