Riversdale Beach Sewerage Scheme
Riversdale Sewerage Scheme Receives its 'First Flush'
Riversdale Beach home owners can now connect to the
Riversdale Sewerage Scheme.
Work on the scheme has been underway since April 2010, and
was necessary to prevent pollution from the large number of
septic tanks in use at the settlement.
The commissioning phase of the scheme began last month with
the filling of the first of the three ponds at the treatment
plant site, while contractors Hopper Construction continued
lining the two other ponds.
With this work now complete, water has been transferred from
the first pond into the second and the ponds have received their
‘first flush’. The public toilets beside the Riversdale Beach
Surf Club are the first premises to be connected to the scheme.
Masterton District Councillors visited the scheme on Tuesday
to view the new ponds and pumping stations.
Mayor Garry Daniell said ‘It was satisfying to see this long
awaited upgrade which puts Riversdale into a new complying
As well as viewing the Riversdale sewerage scheme,
councillors also looked at the new Department of Conservation
car park at Castlepoint, and the extended Castlepoint sea wall
and dune planting.
Riversdale Newsletter no. 20 - December/January 2012 -
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