Where the waste goes
If you have ever wondered where the waste goes after you flush the toilet, then head to the open day at the upgraded Matamata Wastewater Treatment Plant and find out this Saturday, April 9, from 11.30am to 2pm.
Anyone interested should meet outside Matamata Memorial Centre, where buses will leave for the treatment plant every half hour.
For health and safety reasons, Matamata-Piako District Council asks all visitors to meet at the centre, rather than going straight to the treatment plant.
The council has completed an upgrade of the plant to ensure treated wastewater meets the conditions of their latest resource consent.
‘‘The upgrade includes some of the latest technology in wastewater treatment,’’ said Council Water and Waste manager James Ross.
‘‘We’re now meeting much higher environmental standards, which have a direct benefit to our waterways.’’