Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 14, 2017 17:43:57 GMT 12
MAORI VALUES TO HELP TREAT WASTEWATER CLEAN UP
Rotorua Lakes Council is taking a lead incorporating Maori values and matauranga into its wastewater treatment programme.
Infrastructure general manager Stavros Michael and Te Arawa kaumatua Te Taru White, a trained engineering geologist, have been sharing with the wastewater industry its planned solution to replace spraying partially-treated effluent in the Whakarewarewa Forest.
"It was very important to work together with Te Arawa, to vary the scientific treatment of wastewater in conjunction with the spiritual and cultural cleansing of water through a land contact system," he says.