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Have your say on the biggest decision our city needs to make

Which option do you prefer for how we will manage our treated wastewater in the future?

Tell us what you think by 5pm on Friday 10 July

Fill in our online feedback form, write a comment on our ideas wall, join the conversation on Facebook, or complete and return the feedback form at the back of the consultation guide (you can post it back to the address in the guide or drop it off at our customer service centre or any of our libraries).

The guide will be delivered to all households in Palmerston North with the Guardian newspaper in early June. If you do not receive a paper or are RD1, please email your details to and we will get one out to you.

Please note, your feedback will not be returned, so if you want a copy, please keep one. If you're submitting an online form it can be a good idea to first write your feedback in a Word document and then copy and paste it into the form.

Have your say, now

Submit this form to let us know which option you prefer for how we will manage our treated wastewater in the future.

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Your details
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The options

Option 1: All treated wastewater is discharged to the Manawatū River, with improved removal of phosphorus and nitrogen

Option 2: Treated wastewater discharged to Manawatū River at Tōtara Road, and below Opiki bridge, with some land application

Option 3: Treated wastewater applied to land, with discharge to the Manawatū River in exceptional circumstances

Option 4: Treated wastewater applied to land, with some discharge to the Manawatū River

Option 5: Discharge to groundwater via infiltration, with land application in the drier months of the year

Option 6: Most of the treated wastewater discharged to the ocean, and some applied to land

Your feedback

Please rank the options in order of your preference, from most to least preferred

(Cost, good environmental outcomes, etc)

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