Maintaining public health and safety and clean waterways is essential to the city’s environmental wellbeing.
What we do
- Sewage collection and disposal
- Sewage treatment.
Sewage collection and disposal is essential for public health and safety, and a core component of the city’s services. Without this service, Wellington could not operate as a modern, environmentally friendly city.
- We are progressing with a pilot programme to investigate and evaluate how private drains contribute to wastewater overflows. This will involve constructing a hydraulic model to more accurately identify sources of excess flows, repairing private drains that contribute to the problem (until a policy is developed), and completing the development of overflow containment standards.
- We will review the Trade Waste and Transportation of Waste Bylaws to protect the environment and the Council’s investment in sewerage infrastructure, while pursuing opportunities to reduce costs to businesses and stimulate economic growth.
- We will reduce sewage pollution in three priority catchments, taking advantage of partnerships and other project investment such as water sensitive urban design.
Measuring our performanceTop
Our targets for 2014/15 are:
- at least 90% of customers are satisfied with the wastewater network service
- 95% of service requests relating to the wastewater network are responded to within one hour of notification
- 75% of residents agree that wastewater services provide good value for money
- 95% of freshwater sites are within acceptable bacteria counts (E. coli)
- our sewage network complies with resource consents.
What it will costTop
|2.4 Wastewater ||Operating expenditure 2014/15 ||Capital expenditure |
|Income ||Expenditure ||Net expenditure ||Total |
|($000) ||($000) ||($000) ||($000) |
|2.4.1 - Sewage collection and disposal network ||(571) ||18,834 ||18,263 ||8,143 |
|2.4.2 - Sewage treatment ||(656) ||22,842 ||22,186 ||- |
|2014/15 2.4 Total ||(1,227) ||41,676 ||40,449 ||8,143 |
| || || || || |
|2013/14 Total ||(1,210) ||40,476 ||39,266 ||7,411 |
|2012–22 LTP Yr 3 Total ||(1,328) ||42,551 ||41,223 ||8,395 |
|Variance 2012–22 LTP Yr 3 to DAP 14/15 ||101 ||(875) ||(774) ||(252) |