Work­ers dig in to new sew­er­age scheme

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Con­struc­tion of the Wa­haroa/ Raun­gaiti sew­er­age scheme has be­gun and is ex­pected to fin­ish in May 2012. Prop­er­ties in Wa­haroa will be con­nected to the sew­er­age sys­tem later this year and prop­er­ties in Raun­gaiti are ex­pected to be con­nected early next year. Con­nect­ing prop­er­ties to the sew­er­age sys­tem should im­prove the health of these com­mu­ni­ties as there will no longer be sep­tic tanks that can leak or over­flow.

Over the next two months, con­trac­tors will be in­stalling a pres­sure main along Wa­haroa Road East ( the main road be­tween Mata­mata and Wa­haroa). This is an es­sen­tial part of the pro­ject, as it will al­low waste­water from Wa­haroa to be pumped to the Mata­mata mains and on to the waste­water treat­ment plant. This work will cause traf­fic de­lays as con­trac­tors will be work­ing in the road re­serve. Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to be pa­tient and drive with care while these works are com­pleted.

The scheme is be­ing funded through a mix of gov­ern­ment sub­si­dies and tar­geted rates.

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