Christchurch City Council plans to build two treated waste water storage ponds in a picturesque Banks Peninsula settlement are causing anger among Akaroa locals.
Friends of Banks Peninsula says the proposed fix to the town's ailing waste water system will be an eyesore and does nothing to assist with the township's drinking water crisis. In addition to creating the storage ponds the council's Akaroa Treated Waste Water Hearings Panel has recommended lobbying central government to make it possible for "purple pipe" systems to be introduced for non-potable reuse of treated wastewater.
17 councilors including the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor will vote whether to go ahead with their preferred option on Thursday 10th December.
Kathryn Ryan talks to Sue Church from Friends of Banks Peninsula and Councillor Sara Templeton Akaroa Treated Waste Water Hearings Panel Chair.