To help manage the country’s third fastest-growing district, Waikato District Council today unveiled a new vision that will guide its plans for the next 10 years. Public consultation on the LTP will include options for saving $28.3m on managing the district’s waters services, with a recommendation that Watercare Services Ltd be contracted to supply these services through a Council-appointed Waters Governance Board.
The move to Water Alert Level 1 was triggered by a significant increase in water consumption across the region. Water Alert Level 1 means using a sprinkler between 6am to 8am and 6pm to 8pm or hand-held hosing at any time.Read more
Waikato District Council’s knowledge of the state of its wastewater pipe network has been vastly improved following the first six months of its Wastewater Overflow Continual Improvement Programme. About 45km of wastewater pipes have been cleaned and inspected via Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera in Raglan, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Meremere and Te Kauwhata.Read more
Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson says the “doors remain open” for further discussion with Waipa District and Hamilton City Councils about the future of water services. But after years of talking he wants all three Councils to “get on with it” and reach a firm conclusion about the best way to manage water, wastewater and storm water.Read more
Today Waikato District Council confirmed its commitment to a ratepayer-owned, council controlled organisation (CCO) to manage water and wastewater on behalf of the Hamilton City, Waikato and Waipa District Councils.Read more
Waikato District Council will consider spending a further $1.757 million to address urgent concern around wastewater spills.
But staff and independent experts say that may be just the start of a long-term multi-million dollar programme needed to address issues with the district’s network.
A proposal to form a water company to manage water and wastewater is back on the agenda. At next Monday’s Council meeting (December 5) Waikato District Council elected members will be asked to reaffirm the council’s support for a ratepayer-owned council controlled organisation (CCO) to manage water and waste water on behalf of Waikato, Waipa District and Hamilton City Councils.Read more
Three Waikato councils have reached potential agreement on a major shake-up of water services across the Waikato – but won’t push the go button until the public have their say. Hamilton City, Waipa and Waikato District Councils have unveiled a possible agreement to form a ratepayer-owned water company. The tentative agreement, negotiated by nine councillors (three from each council) will be publicly discussed by Waikato District Council on Wednesday (June 29). The other two councils meet in July.Read more
Waikato District Council has voted in favour of re-establishing a Governance Group to continue discussions around a Council Controlled Organisation which would manage the district’s water in future.Read more
MEDIA ADVISORY: Waikato District Council today confirmed its preference for water management in the district voting in principle for the establishment of a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) with Waipa District and Hamilton City Councils.Read more
Next week’s Extraordinary Infrastructure Committee meeting will be the first opportunity for Waikato District Council to indicate which option it prefers for the district’s future water management.Read more
Waikato District Council Mayor Allan Sanson says any decision on management of the district’s future water supply is at least 10 to 12 weeks away.Read more
Waikato District Council will include consolidation with Watercare as a fourth option to be analysed in the sub-regional joint water study which is currently underway. Last October, Council voted in favour of a joint study with Waipa District and Hamilton City Councils around the future management of water and wastewater services with three options considered. Waikato District Council also resolved to include a fourth option , investigating the possibility of expanding a current agreement with Auckland Council’s CCO Watercare Services Ltd. The cost of this review is an additional $55,000.Read more
Pokeno residents connecting their properties to the new wastewater system will receive a 50% subsidy from Council. Strategy and Support General Manager, Tony Whittaker says initial discussions with residents indicated they were interested in connecting to the new system but not one lump sum payment for the connection. He says Council has considered those concerns and agreed to provide payment options.
Waikato District Council has voted in favour of a joint study with Waipa District and Hamilton City Councils around the future management of water and wastewater services. However, Hamilton City still needs to agree to fund half the bill. The study will investigate three options; boosting the existing shared service arrangements between all three councils, retaining the status quo with each council running its own operations, or considering a ratepayer-owned and council-controlled water management company (CCO).Read more
Waikato District Council will be the third and final council to decide whether or not to proceed with a business case around the future management of water and wastewater services. In April the Waikato Mayoral Forum commissioned an independent report which recommended that a detailed business case and analysis be carried out to determine the value of establishing a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) to operate water and wastewater services across the sub region.Read more
Waikato District Council has given its support to proceed with a business case around the future management of water and wastewater services. In April, the Waikato Mayoral Forum commissioned an independent report which recommended a detailed business case and analysis be carried out to establish the value of a Council Controlled Organisation to operate water and wastewater services across the sub region.Read more