Issue No. 49 - 11 May 2002
Wastewater discharge to the Whanganui River
Recreational users are advised of potential health risks arising from the discharge of wastewater to the Whanganui River.
Under the coastal permits issued for the wastewater project, the Wanganui District Council is required to regularly inform the public of these potential risks.
At present, the existing combined sewer and stormwater system overflows and discharges wastewater into the Whanganui River during periods of rain. However, this overflow will be eliminated progressively as sewage is removed from stormwater systems on both private and public property throughout urban Wanganui.
Property owners are reminded that all sewage must leave their property in a separate pipe that contains no stormwater by the following dates:
Aramoho - 1 July 2002
For further information, please contact the Separation Hotline 349 0548.
What's on in and around Wanganui
May 11: Annual Cat Show
May 11: Caring for Your Textiles Workshop
May 11: NBC Basketball - Otago Nuggets vs Manawatu
Property Brokers Jets
May 11: Mud Drags - 4WD Action
May 11: Rivercity Markets
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the Visitor Information Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Have Your Say on the Urban Landscape Policy
You are invited to make comment and have input to the Urban Landscape Policy that has been prepared for the Wanganui District.
The Urban Landscape Policy includes:
Copies of the Urban Landscape Policy and also copies of the report of the relevant Council meeting are available to the public at the Customer Services Desk, Municipal Building, 101 Guyton Street and at the Library, Queens Park, Wanganui.
You are invited to put your comments in writing, to be received by 4.00pm on Friday, 31 May 2002, addressed to:
Te Whare O Rehua/Whanganui
The Sarjeant Gallery is now open Saturday mornings.
Monday to Saturday - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Visit the Sarjeant Gallery's Internet site at
Notice of Water Supply Investigation Work:
Proposed Wanganui East Bore
The Wanganui District Council has undertaken to investigate additional water sources for the City's water supply. This is particularly important following the closure of the Waitahinga Dam on March 31.
Wanganui Water Services has recently constructed a bore in Aramoho and is now focussing on a site in Wanganui East.
The site is at the back of a block of land, owned by Wanganui District Council, which is accessed via Lenihan Street. The site has been fenced and planted to buffer the area from adjacent residents.
A contract has recently been let to Wanganui Welldrillers Ltd to drill a pilot bore and work began on site on Monday, 6 May 2002. The contract period is for 10 months. Following testing of ground water sources and depending on the outcome, consent may be sought for a permanent ground water extraction.