scoop.co.nz 19 Mar, 2021 02:45 am

Knowing Your Pipes – reducing sewage in Wainuiomata’s drains

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March 19, 2021 Business, Health, Latest Headlines, Politics, PressRelease News from Hutt City Council Hutt City Council, in collaboration with Wellington Water, is taking steps to proactively reduce the amount of wastewater (sewage) that gets into the environment before it is treated.” The Knowing Your Pipes initiative was established by Wellington Water, a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) which provides shared water network services to Hutt City Council and five other councils across the region.Hutt City Council joins Porirua City Council and Wellington City Council in funding Wellington Water’s Knowing Your Pipes initiative, while other Councils in the region are considering it.” With scale, Wellington Water would be able to invest in technology to support this work far more quickly than is currently possible.

The Knowing Your Pipes Project joins two other projects in Lower Hutt focussed on improving three waters assets and environmental water quality.The new crew will seek out contamination sources, on private properties, such as faulty cross-connections between wastewater and stormwater systems, breaks in pipes and infiltration issues.

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