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Hastings District Council owns and operates the Wastewater Treatment Plant in East Clive where all the wastewater from Hastings, Havelock North, Flaxmere, Whakatu and Clive is treated before it is pumped into Hawke Bay via a long sea outfall.

Background information

The outflow from the wastewater facility must meet the conditions set in the Wastewater Discharge Resource Consent for discharge into the sea environment.

Trade Waste discharges into the Hastings District Council wastewater network are controlled by the Hastings District Council Consolidated Bylaws (chapter 7 - water services) available from the 'related documents' section at the bottom of this page. The bylaw contains a schedule (Chapter 7; schedule B) that sets limits on volume, flow rate and characteristics that a business may discharge into the wastewater network. 

This enables Council to control what is discharged into the wastewater network to protect those working in or around the wastewater network, to meet limits set in the Resource Consent, and to protect the wastewater network from potential damage and blockages.

Council has a duty to protect the community-owned wastewater network and to protect people and the environment.

Application for controlled wastewater discharge approval

View the Application Form for Approval to discharge Controlled Wastewater from the related documents at the top of this page.

For fees and charges related to wastewater discharge see the Fees and Charges page.

For more detailed information on trade waste see the Trade Waste FAQs page.


For more information contact the Hastings District Council Trade Waste Officer.


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