Following on from our media release in the CHB Mail on the 20th Nov 2018 regarding the future of our wastewater treatment plants, Central Hawkes Bay District Council is investigating options for improved wastewater treatment and discharge schemes for the communities of Otane, Waipawa and Waipukurau. 

To help us make the right decisions we want to hear about what is important to you - please complete this survey by Sunday 27th Jan 2019. Please encourage family and friends to complete this survey!

Look out for the results to be publicised in Feb 2019.

This is the first step in our consultation process, there will be more opportunities to share your views next year.

Thank you for your feedback.

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* 1. We have highlighted four underpinning values that help us understand what we may value as important, please rank them in order of importance to you?

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* 2. Importance of wastewater impact on our rivers

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 3. Importance of complying with all standards

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* 4. Importance of being able to fish in the rivers

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 5. Importance of meeting cultural needs

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 6. Importance of recognising the potential of wastewater as a resource

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* 7. Importance of community use (facilities and amenity values)

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* 8. Importance of being able to swim safely in the river(s) year round

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 9. Importance of food gathering / fishing

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* 10. What is the importance of ensuring a forward looking future proof investment

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* 11. Please tell us if there is anything else that is important to you when considering the future of our wastewater treatment plants?

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* 12. How acceptable is finding the best environmental solution regardless of the cost

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 13. How acceptable is having occasional algae in the river

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* 14. How acceptable is the community paying for the upgrades now (in the next 10 years)

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* 15. How acceptable is being a neighbour to a farm irrigated with treated wastewater

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 16. How acceptable is it to use treated wastewater on sports fields and golf courses

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 17. How acceptable is it to grow crops with treated wastewater

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* 18. How acceptable is it to irrigate a forest block with treated wastewater

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* 19. Please tell us your preference on where wastewater effluent should go and what should happen to it?

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* 20. Acknowledging that any improvement and subsequent upgrade works could have an effect on your rates, What other alternatives do you believe council should be looking at to fund the required work?


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* 21. Considering affordability, how much would you be prepared to pay annually via a rates increase?


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* 22. Considering the payback period on a loan, should council be looking to have this investment paid back by this generation or over a longer term and by future generations?

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* 23. What are your thoughts on treated wastewater and/ or the biosolids being used for other purposes (e.g generating electricity, helping to maintain river flows, agriculture, etc..)

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* 24. Where do you live?

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* 25. How many people live in your household?

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* 26. What age bracket do you fall in?

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* 27. Is there anything else you would like us to consider as part of this survey and as we work towards options for the future of our wastewater treatment plants?

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* 28. Would you like to provide your name?

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* 29. Is your response on behalf of an organisation?

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* 30. Would you like to be added to our email database for future updates?

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* 31. How did you hear about this survey?

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