Terms and Conditions for the Acceptance of Wastewater Drainage Review

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The Terms and Conditions covers matters relating to Council’s wastewater system. Its key purpose is to protect Council’s wastewater system and to protect public health. It also sets out the conditions of supply and the obligations of customers.


Reviewing the Terms and Conditions allows Council to make sure the bylaw reflects current situations, that they are fit for purpose, and enable effective protection of our assets.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


Key changes proposed in the draft terms and conditions:

  • A new deeming clause to explicitly state that all wastewater entering the public sewer from a point of discharge is presumed to have come from that customer.
  • Council maintained pressurised package systems, such as the wastewater systems at Maketu, Te Puna West and Ongare Point, that use individual pumps are better recognised in the document.
  • A new section to clarify responsibility for blockages, based on current operational procedure, has been included.
  • The working near buried services section has been removed and is proposed to instead be addressed through the Wastewater Drainage Bylaw (also out for consultation).
  • The schedules of Permitted and Prohibited Characteristics have been amended to reflect some of the limits previously included in the Trade Wastes Bylaw, to clarify the treatment of fats, and to set daily mass limits and reflect latest guidance on pharmaceutical waste.
  • Editorial changes have been made to aid in clarity, remove unnecessary elements and update the bylaw.


More information:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Draft Terms and Conditions in the Key Documents section of this page for full details on the proposed changes.


Ways to have your say:

  • Complete the feedback form online.
  • Email haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz
  • Visit one of our libraries or service centres (please note our libraries and service centres remain closed during Covid-19 Alert Level 3).
  • Register for a formal opportunity to speak to your submission.
  • Request hard copy documentation to be posted to you by calling 0800 926 732 or (07) 571 8008.

The Terms and Conditions covers matters relating to Council’s wastewater system. Its key purpose is to protect Council’s wastewater system and to protect public health. It also sets out the conditions of supply and the obligations of customers.


Reviewing the Terms and Conditions allows Council to make sure the bylaw reflects current situations, that they are fit for purpose, and enable effective protection of our assets.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


Key changes proposed in the draft terms and conditions:

  • A new deeming clause to explicitly state that all wastewater entering the public sewer from a point of discharge is presumed to have come from that customer.
  • Council maintained pressurised package systems, such as the wastewater systems at Maketu, Te Puna West and Ongare Point, that use individual pumps are better recognised in the document.
  • A new section to clarify responsibility for blockages, based on current operational procedure, has been included.
  • The working near buried services section has been removed and is proposed to instead be addressed through the Wastewater Drainage Bylaw (also out for consultation).
  • The schedules of Permitted and Prohibited Characteristics have been amended to reflect some of the limits previously included in the Trade Wastes Bylaw, to clarify the treatment of fats, and to set daily mass limits and reflect latest guidance on pharmaceutical waste.
  • Editorial changes have been made to aid in clarity, remove unnecessary elements and update the bylaw.


More information:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Draft Terms and Conditions in the Key Documents section of this page for full details on the proposed changes.


Ways to have your say:

  • Complete the feedback form online.
  • Email haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz
  • Visit one of our libraries or service centres (please note our libraries and service centres remain closed during Covid-19 Alert Level 3).
  • Register for a formal opportunity to speak to your submission.
  • Request hard copy documentation to be posted to you by calling 0800 926 732 or (07) 571 8008.
  • We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our Terms and Conditions for the Acceptance of Wastewater Drainage Review

    Please read the statement of proposal and draft terms and conditions available in the key documents section and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our Terms and Conditions for the Acceptance of Wastewater Drainage Review

    Please read the statement of proposal and draft terms and conditions available in the key documents section and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

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