Sewage pond stink could soon be over

01:38, Dec 17 2013

The stink from the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Plant pond at Wakapuaka could soon come to an end.

The council has been approved resource consent to carry out de-sludging on Nelson's sewage ponds. The council's submission said removing the sludge is "considered essential to remedy the odour complaints through creating a much more stable and robust pond environment that will be more resilient and resistant to failure".

The council will put a contract out to tender and work is expected to be carried out next year through autumn and winter to make best use of prevailing offshore winds and minimise any odour.


The Nelson Mail