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The Russell wastewater treatment plant is located approximately 1 kilometre to the south east of Russell Township, between Florance Avenue and Uruiti Road. The plant treats wastewater from the Russell and Tapeka Point communities, as well as a small volume of leachate from the Russell landfill. There are approximately 550 connections to the scheme.
In Russell wastewater is treated mechanically in an above ground system, and the entire system is automated.
Wastewater is pumped to the wastewater treatment plant where solids larger than 10mm are screened from the wastewater. The wastewater is then distributed between two sequencing batch reactor (SBR) tanks, where liquid is separated from solids. The liquid then is decanted into a series of settlement ponds before being filtered through sand to prepare the wastewater for disinfection through an ultra-violet light (UV light) unit. UV light mimics the natural process that sunlight provides by destroying the DNA of bacteria and viruses so that they cannot replicate.
The final treated wastewater is discharged to land via a series of deep bores across a ridge line above the treatment plant. The image below is a 1998 photo of the discharge sites, prior to the construction of the treatment plant and deep bores.
The discharges from the treatment plant are authorised by a resource consent. You can read a copy of the resource consent here.
6140 Russell Whakapara Road, Russell 0272 View Map
6140 Russell Whakapara Road ,
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Ōpononi wastewater treatment plant is located on Baker Road, Ōmāpere. This plant treats wastewater from the Ōpononi and Ōmāpere townships
The Whatuwhiwhi wastewater treatment plant is located approximately 1 kilometre northwest of Whatuwhiwhi on the Karikari peninsula. The plant serves the townships of Tokerau beach as well as Whatuwhiwhi.
Council manages our district's wastewater and stormwater.
Last updated 11 April 2022