Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises that the Stock Truck Effluent Disposal Facility located on State Highway at 3 Ahititi, just north of Mt Messenger, in Taranaki will be closed from 7 June.
The resource consent for activity at this site is expiring, so the facility must be closed.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Systems Manger Ross I’Anson says Waka Kotahi is currently in the process of developing an alternative, more environmentally sustainable facility for the site.
“We are looking at options for a new facility at Ahititi where effluent can be stored, before being transported offsite to be treated and disposed of.
“This would align with the policy direction of the Taranaki Freshwater Plan,” says Mr I’Anson.
Waka Kotahi is working to have a new facility operational as soon as possible.
An alternative disposal site is located on SH3 in Waverly.
Farmers are encouraged to stand their stock overnight before moving to reduce effluent on the journey.
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