Pokeno wastewater project

Work is now complete on the Pokeno Township Wastewater Reticulation – Phase Two project. 

Our contractor, Fulton Hogan, has installed a 2.3km wastewater pipeline within Pokeno township and connecting homes onto the pipeline. 

Fulton Hogan is a leading New Zealand civil engineering and resource company.

It has more than 80 years’ experience in the transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and land development infrastructure in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.

The pipeline was installed using open trenching and drilling methods.

The reticulated wastewater network now services the existing Pokeno township and any future development of the township.

Project background

In early 2014 an environmental assessment was commissioned in relation to on-site wastewater systems for Pokeno township.

The report recommended that full reticulation of Pokeno be implemented within five years to remove public health risks associated with ground disposal of wastewater from the residential area.

The project will enable 121 properties in Pokeno township to be connected to a reticulated wastewater system.

Why are we doing this?

Pokeno Township Wastewater Reticulation Project Phase II – the reasons for doing it

  • Public health risks associated with ground disposal of wastewater are removed
  • Reduced public health risk from contaminated surface water
  •  Removes operation and maintenance requirements from the homeowner
  • Servicing and maintenance undertaken by trained professionals as required
  • Enables future growth of undeveloped land within and adjacent to Pokeno township

Can I still connect?

There is a cost to connect but property owners that signed up before the project was completed received a 50% subsidy.

People who decide to sign up after construction have to pay the full cost.

If you wish to connect to the pipeline, please contact Paul White on paul.white@waidc.govt.nz

How much does it cost?

The total cost of connection to the Pokeno township wastewater system is $27,237. But if property owners signed up to connect before construction was completed in their area they received a 50% subsidy, equating to a cost of $13,619.

What does that cost cover?

Connection to the new system; decommissioning of the existing septic system and reinstatement of the land to match the existing surface and a contribution towards public infrastructure to provide a reticulated wastewater system to Pokeno township.

Stay informed

If you want to receive updates about the project, send your email address to Pokeno.Scheme@waidc.govt.nz

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