This page contains information about the project to extend the sewer system in Ruakaka South.
19/08/2015 11:11 a.m.
The Ruakaka South Sewer Scheme Extension replaces individual septic systems with a public sewer service. It is designed to protect the environment and improve public health in the area.
Construction started in June 2012 and was successfully completed in May 2013. The project achieved a 99% connection rate with approximately 460 properties connected to the new system.
The new pressure sewer system
A small pumping unit is installed on each property to pump the household sewage into our sewerage network. Each unit has a 24-hour emergency storage tank (about 1 metre by 2 metres) and is fitted with an alarm contained in a control panel.
The pump unit itself is installed in a location on the property and the system is powered by the household power supply. The public pressure sewer pipework is buried in the road reserve similar to a water main.
Ownership and operation of the system
We are responsible for maintaining the pump units, the pipe work from the pump unit to the property boundary and the control panel.
Property owners are responsible for maintaining the drainage pipe from the house to the pump unit and providing the power to run the pump unit.
The homeowners guide to the system tells you how you can help to keep the system running smoothly. Download it by following the link below.
Homeowners Guide for the System [348kb]
Some of the key requirements for the system can be viewed by following the link below.
Key Requirements of the Pressure Pump System [233kb]
Pump faults and alarms
If the system is damaged or needs repair, the alarm goes off. If this happens, switch the alarm off by pressing the button underneath the alarm panel. If the alarm light is still active after 15 minutes, call us for assistance.
Phone: +64 9 430 4200
Our service contractor will contact you to make a site visit to resolve the problem. Please do not attempt to repair the system yourself.
If you have any further questions or would like to talk to someone about the project, please contact us.
Phone: +64 9 430 4230
Council offices - locations and hours of opening