Long-term Water Supply Strategy proposed for Akaroa
15 September 2006
Christchurch City Council is proposing to develop a Water Supply Strategy for Akaroa, which will see a more integrated approach taken to the management of wastewater, domestic water supply and stormwater in the area.
However, with the existing wastewater discharge consent due to expire in June 2007, the Council is seeking a five-year extension to allow it time to investigate the longer-term solutions that will make up the strategy. The public will have the opportunity to make submissions on this consent application.
The strategy will aim to address several issues currently confronted by the area, namely the management and disposal of wasterwater into Akaroa Harbour, water supply issues which can confront the town in summer, and the ageing water supply infrastructure.
The Akaroa Harbour Issues Working Party recently hosted a presentation by Council and their consultants MWH, which outlined the proposed discharge consent renewal, the proposed Water Supply Strategy for Akaroa and the concept of integrated water management.
The working party is a long-standing community group actively involved in environmental issues in the Akaroa Harbour basin and are enthusiastic about the Council’s recognition of the important water issues facing Akaroa.
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