Water services are a key part of what we do – providing drinking water to urban areas, removing and treating wastewater, and managing stormwater.
Homebush Waste Water Treatment Plant is currently discharging to the river.
The Masterton District Council’s urban wastewater (sewage) treatment plant is located at Homebush, 4km to the east of Masterton.
As part of our resource consent to take drinking water from the Waingawa River, the Council is required to have a Water Conservation Management Plan.
Masterton takes its drinking water from the Waingawa River under a resource consent from Greater Wellington District Council.
Stormwater is rainwater that falls onto land and buildings, runs into gutters and downpipes, soaks into the ground or runs off hard surfaces and into waterways or to land.
Three Waters Reform Programme
The delivery of the three waters services is changing. Under this plan, four new publicly-owned Water Services Entities will run New Zealand’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services
Water meters have been installed in about 7000 Masterton urban residential properties. They help to reduce consumption, identify leaks, and give water users better information about water use.