Young Water Professional Central North Island – Site Visit

When: Thursday 6th June 2019 – 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Location: Te Maunga WWTP –Meet at Admin Building just inside the gate at WWTP on Tip Lane (Off Truman Lane)
Followed by refreshments at: Papamoa Tavern
PPE Gear required: Hi-vis vest, covered shoes

Water New Zealand Young Water Professionals invite you on a visit to the Te Maunga wastewater treatment plant in Tauranga. The plant provides treatment for domestic, commercial and industrial communities from the Mount Maunganui and Papamoa catchments.

The average daily flow to Te Maunga is 9600m3/d, which is the flow from a population of about 36,500 people. About 6% of the flow to the plant comes from industry. The plant has capacity for 10 MLD, average dry weather flow.

Wastewater is screened then treated with a biological process. A new sludge thickening plant comprising picket fence thickeners, polymer make up- and dosing system, screw presses and load out hopper was recently put into operation. The treated wastewater flows from the clarifier to an 8 hectare retention pond before passing through a 4 hectare man-made wetland before being pumped through the UV plant and then out to sea through a 3 kilometre pipe line which extends 950 metres off shore at Omanu. This ocean discharge pipe handles the effluent from both Te Maunga and Chapel St wastewater treatment plants.

Wally Potts, Team Leader: Drainage Services at Tauranga City Council has kindly agreed to provide a tour of the plant including the upgrades under construction.

Refreshments will be sponsored by: Hygrade Water New Zealand

  • Te Maunga WWTP, Tip Lane (off Truman Lane) , Tauranga, NZ
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