Septic disposal site temporary pause

South Wairarapa District Council has temporarily paused septic tank waste disposal at the Featherston Wastewater Treatment Plant dumping site, located in a manhole along Waite Street, following a recommendation from Wellington Water. We expect the pause to last about a month through the month of July. 

During May & June this year, the Featherston Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) received a higher than usual volume of septic tank waste. Pausing discharge of septic tank waste will allow the wastewater treatment plant to recover and permit it to treat wastewater from Featherston to a high standard, meeting our resource consent conditions.

South Wairarapa residents who rely on septic waste disposal contractors who service the district can still utilise their service, however disposal fees may differ depending on the alternate disposal sites utilised by their contractor. They are advised to discuss this with their contractor. 

Wellington Water will closely monitor the situation and advise when it is appropriate to accept septic tank waste at this location. We appreciate the short-term inconvenience this might cause. 

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