OHAI WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
Bonisch Environmental worked on the preparation of this application of behalf of the Southland District Council. The application was for a replacement discharge permit for treated wastewater discharge to tributary of Orauea Stream. The resource consent for the discharge from the Ohai wastewater treatment plant was due to expire on 15 April 2014. Since the current consent was granted in March 1999, the policies and rules relating to this type of discharge had changed, as have people’s expectations in regard to impacts on water quality. The assessment of environmental effects required a description of the treatment process and consideration of the potential impact on the receiving environment.