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Waste Water
Wai Para

Here you'll find details on the waste water system - how it's collected, treated and discharged, rules around discharge of waste, and charges for waste water and sewer connections.

Waste water system

A piped waste water (sewerage) disposal system is provided in the Ōtorohanga Community. Waste water is collected, piped to a treatment facility north of the town and is treated before being discharged to the Mangaorongo Stream. The waste water system is provided for the discharge of waste water from toilets, baths, showers, sinks and other such sources. 

It is not to be used for:

  • discharge of rainwater from roofs or other hard surfaces, or
  • the disposal of toxic or hazardous substances.

Liquids such as oils and paints and other chemicals must not be discharged to the waste water system, as they will interfere with the treatment process, potentially resulting in severe pollution.

If you have a property and wish to discharge material to the Ōtorohanga waste water system and your discharge material:

  • is significantly different to the 'domestic sewerage' produced by residential properties
  • has a volume greater than 5 m3 per day

You must obtain a Trade Waste Consent from Council.

Council does not provide a waste water disposal system to properties outside of Ōtorohanga. All other properties in the district must have your own waste water systems that meet the requirements of the Waikato Regional Council.

Charges for waste water service

Properties that discharge normal 'domestic sewerage' to the Ōtorohanga waste water system pay a Uniform Annual Charge for this service. Special charges vary from case to case and are applicable to discharges under trade waste consents.

Does Kāwhia need a waste water treatment system?

Kāwhia does not have a reticulated Council owned waste water system, Council has undertaken an assessment to see if a community waste water scheme is needed in Kāwhia, we’ll keep the Kāwhia community updated on progress as we continue the assessment process. 

Waste water connections

Charges apply when new waste water connections are established. You will need to complete a services connection application form.

Apply for waste water connection

The Regional Infrastructure Technical Specification (RITS) is a document that sets out how to design and construct transportation, water supply, waste water, storm water and landscaping infrastructure in the participating councils’ areas. View Regional Infrastructure Technical Specifications.

Sewer Connection

Sewer Connection Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Sewer ConnectionFee (incl GST)
Note: Connections into Councils reticulation can be made by other approved contractors subject to Councils terms and conditions.
Note: In these cases, the applicant is liable for the application fee and capital contribution (if applicable) only.
Within Ōtorohanga Community
Application Fee$360.00
ConnectionFixed price quote to be provided by Council approved contractor
Outside Ōtorohanga Community
Application Fee$195.00
Capital Contribution$1,590.00
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