Official Information Request - 6 April 2020


Sent: Friday, 17 April 2020 1:37 pm
Subject: Information request – Resource Consent for discharge of sludge or biosolids from WWTP, and any air discharge consents

I refer to your information request of 6 April 2020 for the Resource Consent held by the WWTP for the discharge of sludge or biosolids, and any associated air discharge consents.  Your request was processed under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act.

WWTP composting operation – RLC

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WWTP vermicasting operation - Ecocast

After RLC stopped the composting operation, Ecocast were contracted to manage the disposal of biosolids from the WWTP through a vermicasting operation.  This operation is authorised by two resource consents.  Both consents have included odour control/management requirements.

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