We're ensuring we have the provisions in place to provide essential wastewater services for Hamiltonians now and in the future.
We have a responsibility to collect, transfer, treat and dispose Hamilton's wastewater from homes and business while providing a world class wastewater treatment plant that meets the needs of a growing city and incorporates effective environmental sustainability.
Hamilton has one Wastewater Treatment Facility — Pukete Wastewater Treatment Plant.
As part of the Council's commitment to improving Hamilton's liveability through looking after the assets we have and making them fit-for-purpose the Council approved 28M in funding for an upgrade to the Plant — Pukete 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade.
After planning and design work, construction on the Pukete 3 upgrade commenced in October 2018, with most work happening in Year 1 and Year 2. It will provide for the quality, capacity and security of Hamilton's wastewater treatment for the next 10 years. Completion of the project is expected by mid-2020.
The city's wastewater system is comprised of:
• 1x centralised wastewater treatment plant
• 121 pump stations
• More than 800km of connecting pipework.
The system services over 50,000 households and provides waste services to 4,000 commercial and industrial premises.