Mangawhai Riverside Holiday Park recently celebrated the completion of a one million dollar, privately funded project connecting the park to the Mangawhai eco-care sewerage system.
“The formal handover and blessing ceremony was the culmination of seven years work by the board of directors driven by Mark Paisey leading the infrastructure committee” says the park manager Linda Smith.
The idea behind the project was to minimise the environmental impact of storing and treating raw sewage in septic tanks.
CDS New Zealand Ltd were awarded the contract after a tender process. They completed the project under the leadership of Anthony Clough and managed to finished ahead of schedule and under budget, despite a wet and boggy winter.
The ownership of the sewerage pump was accepted by Deputy Mayor Peter Wethey on behalf of the Kaipara District Council, who cut the ceremonial opening ribbon.
“The project proved that cooperation between local bodies and private enterprise is achievable and can result in a very positive outcome” says Linda.
“Replacing large septic tanks and drainage fields with this connection is visionary and an example of how passionate people with skin in the game can achieve outstanding outcomes. My congratulations to the Riverside Holiday Park and to all those involved in this significant undertaking,” said Rob Stevenson who delivered a speech on behalf of Winston Peters.