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Open days at wastewater treatment plant

23 Mar 2011

Open days at wastewater treatment plant

What is inside the new UFO-like dome in the industrial subdivision will be revealed this weekend. Open days at Gisborne’s new wastewater treatment plant are being held this Saturday 26 March and next Saturday 2 April.

“The construction of Gisborne District Council’s largest ever capital project has overcome numerous obstacles to be completed on time and under budget,” says engineering and works group manager Peter Higgs. “Many people in our community have been involved this project. From those who expressed concerns about what was being discharged through the outfall pipe to those involved in the planning and construction. We are keen to those with an interest how the treatment plant works and explain why we are already seeing improvements in the quality of water in the bay.”

Tours of the plant will be run between 10am and 2pm.

People will be able to find out

  • how the plant works
  • the difference it is making to our ocean
  • what it cost and how it is being paid for
  • what is next for the water in our bay

The tours are more suitable for those over 12 years; anyone attending under that age will need to be very closely supervised. Those attending are asked to wear suitable shoes - sandals, jandals or thin heels are not suitable.