Waste­water plant a win­ner

Kapi-Mana News - - FLASHBACK - By DANIEL WHIT­FIELD

into the sea at Ruku­tane Point, near Ti­tahi Bay, about 15 times a year.

Dur­ing the up­grade a third clar­i­fier was in­stalled at the site, which en­abled it to han­dle 1350 litres of waste­water per sec­ond, nearly dou­ble its pre­vi­ous ca­pac­ity.

Sewage, or waste­water, con­tains some hu­man ex­cre­ment, but is heav­ily di­luted by wa­ter from toi­lets, showers and other dirty wa­ter.

About seven skips of sludge are re­moved from the waste­water and trucked to Spicer Val­ley land­fill ev­ery week­day.

The waste­water treat­ment fa­cil­ity to­day.

Earth­works begin in 1987 on the $25 mil­lion waste­water treat­ment fa­cil­ity in Ti­tahi Bay.

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