Rotorua Wastewater Services Operations - Statement of Proposal

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Statement of proposal - Establishing a stable, reliable and safe network

This conversation is about the day-to-day operations of our wastewater services. We need to talk to you about the operation of our wastewater services in the face of the risks and challenges including the environmental and financial risks.

This conversation is about the management of our wastewater services only. It is about the stewardship of a $400m service network and the future provisions that ensure we have a stable, reliable and safe wastewater service.

Please do not confuse this with the conversation on the Rotorua wastewater treatment plant upgrade and the treated wastewater release point option. This is a separate conversation and is on hold while we await a decision from the Environment Court.

Our key aim is to ensure that we have stable, reliable and safe wastewater services now and in the years ahead.

  • Stable means the condition of the critical part of the network does not deteriorate.
  • Reliable means the reliability of the service and that no unforeseen shock events disrupt the service for users.
  • Safe means that shock events do not cause unreasonable safety risks to our communities.

The proposal can be likened to car insurance. We currently have 'third party' but we actually need to have full coverage. We need to ensure we have the right cover to protect the network and ensure operations are managed to a level that is stable, reliable and safe. And we need a level of protection that will not cripple the district in the event of a major shock event.

Please let us know your thoughts on this proposal and get behind the stable, safe, reliable and cost-effective operation of our wastewater services.

Feedback has now closed on the Statement of Proposal - Thanks Rotorua for your responses!
We'll be updating this site shortly with all feedback received - next step is Hearings at our Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee on 25th June

This conversation is about the day-to-day operations of our wastewater services. We need to talk to you about the operation of our wastewater services in the face of the risks and challenges including the environmental and financial risks.

This conversation is about the management of our wastewater services only. It is about the stewardship of a $400m service network and the future provisions that ensure we have a stable, reliable and safe wastewater service.

Please do not confuse this with the conversation on the Rotorua wastewater treatment plant upgrade and the treated wastewater release point option. This is a separate conversation and is on hold while we await a decision from the Environment Court.

Our key aim is to ensure that we have stable, reliable and safe wastewater services now and in the years ahead.

  • Stable means the condition of the critical part of the network does not deteriorate.
  • Reliable means the reliability of the service and that no unforeseen shock events disrupt the service for users.
  • Safe means that shock events do not cause unreasonable safety risks to our communities.

The proposal can be likened to car insurance. We currently have 'third party' but we actually need to have full coverage. We need to ensure we have the right cover to protect the network and ensure operations are managed to a level that is stable, reliable and safe. And we need a level of protection that will not cripple the district in the event of a major shock event.

Please let us know your thoughts on this proposal and get behind the stable, safe, reliable and cost-effective operation of our wastewater services.

Feedback has now closed on the Statement of Proposal - Thanks Rotorua for your responses!
We'll be updating this site shortly with all feedback received - next step is Hearings at our Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee on 25th June