A laneway at Awarua Farm, owned by Philip and Sue Woolley, will be checked early this week, says Fonterra milk supply director Steve Murphy.
Modification to a laneway on the Tuamarina farm was one of four conditions in an environmental improvement plan to bring it up to Fonterra standards, and it was expected to be completed on Friday.
The stock access lane from the dairy shed yard was to be changed to prevent effluent running into a nearby drain by August 15.
The deadline had been extended because of wet weather in Marlborough in the past two weeks, Mr Murphy said.
To get the farm up to Fonterra standards, Mr Woolley also had to clear rubbish and equipment from drains in an old piggery used to store dairy-shed effluent, divert stormwater from the piggery roof, and replace a drain to stop effluent reaching the milk collection area.
Those changes were completed by August 1. "We have been working closely with the Woolleys to help them achieve Fonterra's terms of supply and [ensure] high quality standards are met," Mr Murphy said.
Fonterra was confident the laneway would be fixed to a high standard, as the three previous requirements had been, he said.
"There is no risk of milk being contaminated with effluent on the farm and the change to the laneway will mean there is also no risk of effluent running into an adjacent waterway," he said.
Mr Woolley appeared in the Blenheim District Court on Tuesday on charges of disturbing a riverbed, depositing soil and vegetation in a riverbed and two charges of using land in a matter that broke a district rule.
The charges related to an incident in May 2010 when Mr Woolley dug a drainage channel into the Hinepango wetland, near Rarangi, owned by the Department of Conservation, crushing and destroying vegetation.
Mr Murphy said Fonterra was aware of DOC's legal action against Mr Woolley.
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