Wastewater

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our wastewater activity  provides for the environmentally safe collection, treatment and disposal of the District’s sewage wastes. Council operates two schemes. One serves the township of Opotiki and the Waiotahi Drifts while the other serves a small subdivision at Waihau Bay. Both schemes discharge primary treated effluent to field soakage systems. All other dwellings in the District are serviced by privately owned septic tank systems. 

The collection, treatment and safe disposal of human and commercial/trade wastes are essential for the protection of public health and environmental outcomes in urban areas. 

You can use our online map service​ to 

  • See aerial photography of properties
  • Find the location of council-owned water, wastewater and stormwater pipes
  • Click on a property to view Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)​ data
  • Measurement and drawing tools are included.


Want to apply to connect to the Wastewater system? You can use our​ Application for Sewer Connection​ (PDF, 61KB) form.

And to disconnect - Application Services Disconnections - Water and or Wastewater (PDF, 154KB)

Page reviewed: 05 Jun 2019 11:29am