On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan
The On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan 2006 deals with the effects of domestic wastewater on water quality in the Bay of Plenty. On-site effluent treatment systems include septic tanks and associated soakage fields and advanced aerobic systems.
Draft Plan Change 14 (OSET)
Council is seeking feedback on Draft Plan Change 14 (OSET). The draft plan change includes policies and rules to manage the safe treatment and disposal of domestic wastewater. The plan change covers septic tanks, greywater, composting toilets and aerated wastewater systems.
The new provisions will replace the existing On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan and will eventually be incorporated into Regional Natural Resources Plan. The On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan will be withdrawn when Plan Change 14 is operative.
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Plan Change 1 (Date Deferral for Small communities) incorporated 1 March 2011.
Plan Change 2 (Maintenance Zones) incorporated 12 August 2014.
Operative On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan and Maps
The Plan and maps are available to download:
Schedule 9 - Maps of Rotorua Lakes Catchments
Schedule 10 - Maintenance Zone Maps
Schedule 11 - Reticulation Zone Maps
Operating Reticulation Zones
Confirmed Reticulation Zones
Future Reticulation Zones
For a printed copy of the Plan ($28) contact us.
Contact Bay of Plenty Regional Council:
- for copies of the documents or maps
- for information on septic tank maintenance, nutrient management and reduction options
- for information on the proposed plan change process and provisions
Phone or email:
Terry Long (Senior Project Implementation Officer) email@example.com ph: 0800 884 881ext 8215, or
Ruth Feist (Team Leader - Integrated Planning) firstname.lastname@example.org ph 0800 884 881 ext 9351
Contact your district or city council for information on reticulated sewerage schemes:
- Rotorua Lakes Council (phone 07 348 4199)
- Western Bay of Plenty District Council (phone 07 571 8008)
- Whakatane District Council (phone 07 306 0500)
- Kawerau District Council (phone 07 306 9009)
- Opotiki District Council (phone 07 315 3030)