The treatment plant was built in 2007 © Whanganui District Council
The treatment plant was built in 2007 © Whanganui District Council

Wastewater plant procurement raises a stink

26 September 2016

Management at New Zealand’s Whanganui District Council (WDC) has been strongly criticised for its “entrenched and overly trusting” attitude during the designing of an ill-fated wastewater treatment plant.

Independent auditor Robert Domm’s report on the Whanganui Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was built in 2007 and closed in 2013 because it created a foul odour, found an overly close relationship between staff and consultants when the plant was built.

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