Participate Palmy

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 Sunday 9 May

Fill in our online feedback form, write a comment on our ideas wall, or complete and return the downloadable feedback form at the bottom of this page. You can also find a feedback form at the back of the consultation guide.

You can pick up a guide at our customer service centre or any of our libraries, or email your postal details to and we will get one out to you.

If you're submitting an online form, we will email you a copy of your feedback.

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Values discussion

Our multi-criteria analysis scored and weighted a number of criteria which represent values. We want to know which values are more important to you. Please rank the values below from 1 (most important) to 8 (least important).

Potential adverse environmental effects on the receiving environment (including Manawatū River), particularly in relation to water quality, soils, aquatic ecology and terrestrial ecology.
Degree of public exposure to health risks in treated wastewater (including through land application or re-use options).
Degree to which the option: uses reliable and proven technology; can be staged; is able to be constructed; can be constructed within the appropriate timeframe; allows resource recovery/ beneficial re-use.
Will the option support the population and economic growth the Council forecasts for Palmerston North?
Comparative capital, operational, whole of life costs of the option. Assessment of this criterion includes consideration of land acquisition costs, capital gains and product net revenue.
Potential adverse effects on the mauri of natural resources, on kai moana, and on the relationship of Māori, their cultures and traditions, with ancestral lands, water, sites, waahi tapu and other taonga.
Significance of potential social effects based on the gravity, distributive equity, the need for land acquisition and degree of permanence of land use change, and public support for the option.
Degree to which the option is resilient to natural hazards and climate change and offers operational resilience.
Please select one

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Farming community contact

Farmers are invited to contact Peter Wells, chairperson for the regional food and fibre group. Email