Waikato District Council is responsible for the management of the district's wastewater schemes. As of November 2015 we operate and maintain nine wastewater treatment plants and 78 wastewater pumping stations. Once water has been used, we are responsible for collecting the waste from our reticulated system, treating it and eventually returning the liquid to the environment in a safe manner.

Properties which are outside of the reticulated schemes rely on, on-site wastewater treatment (for example, property owners' septic tanks and commercial or industrial businesses' trade waste systems). It is vital that on-site wastewater management systems are designed, installed and managed in a manner appropriate to on-site conditions and constraints. If they're not, untreated waste end up in our environment, affecting it and people as well. 

Wastewater and water supply are two infrastructure considerations you need to consider in relation to obtaining consents when developing land, building or renovating. See these topics for relevant forms and find out more about resource consents and building consents in land and property.

In this section
  • What is wastewater?

    Find out about what wastewater is, what you need to know about property development and wastewater and wastewater-related bylaws.

  • Wastewater education

  • Our wastewater network

    Find out more about the Waikato District Council wastewater network, how to apply for a wastewater connection and get more details on septic tanks, trade waste and stormwater.

  • Raglan wastewater discharge consent

    Raglan’s wastewater treatment plant discharge consent expires in February 2020. Council as the asset owner is now working on its application to Waikato Regional Council, who is the regulatory body that issues resource consents.

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