Wastewater is any water that has been used. This could be water from the bathroom, washing machine or toilet, or water used in a manufacturing process that needs to be discharged. Wastewater is commonly referred to as sewage.
The collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater is essential to minimise the impact of large concentrated populations and their industrial activities on the environment.
Ruapehu District Council manages the sewerage network for more than 5,000 household and businesses in the Ruapehu District and are responsible for maintenance of the system from your property boundary.
Residents pay for sewage reticulation and treatment through a fixed charge as part of their rates. Industry and trade waste customers are charged based on waste volume and strength.