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Nature Calls: Have your say

We’re interested in what you think is important for us to consider in how we treat and discharge Palmerston North's wastewater.

What is Nature Calls?

Like a lot of infrastructure in New Zealand, Palmerston North’s wastewater system is aging. At the same time it’s under increased pressure from a growing population, higher expectations around discharge standards and river water quality. 

Nature Calls is our project that will help us take a fresh look at the way we manage wastewater. It's a four-year planning, investigating and engagement project that will result in the delivery of the best practicable wastewater treatment option for all.

This has to work for everyone

We need to know what you think so that we can make informed decisions. All options are on the table. We will need a wide range of technical, scientific and planning inputs as well as feedback from tangata whenua, the Palmerston North community and other stakeholders.

Where are we now?

In September 2018 we will be asking for your feedback on developing conceptual options, to inform the development of a long-list of possible options and how we should evaluate these. We will be encouraging everyone to have their say and will advertise this widely.

Got a specific question or would like to know more?


Phone: Customer Service 06 356 8199 (24 hours a day, seven days a week).