This project takes a fresh look at how we manage wastewater in Palmerston North and what we need to achieve before 2022 to bring our wastewater management and infrastructure up to a future-proofed standard. Consultation closed on 10 July.
What is Nature Calls?
This project will determine how Palmerston North's wastewater is treated and discharged in future.
How much will it cost me?
Choosing how Palmerston North manages its wastewater affects all residents.
What is wastewater?
Wastewater is everything that goes down a drain inside your home or business.
How we currently treat our wastewater
Palmerston North's wastewater treatment and discharge process.
Got a question about Nature Calls?
Check this page for an answer.
Timeline for Nature Calls
Find out what's happening, when.
What happens after consultation?
The next steps for our wastewater project.
What are the options?
We're asking residents to choose from six wastewater management options.
Additional consultation material: How we achieved six shortlisted options
This new material explains how we achieved the six shortlisted options.
Key documents for Nature Calls
Project fact sheets, videos and media releases.
Key points about environmental discharge sites
Things to keep in mind as you compare our wastewater management options.
Sustainability and government standards
Sustainability is a key factor in our Nature Calls project.
Trade waste and Nature Calls
What this project means for Council's trade waste customers.
Public meetings for Nature Calls
Public meeting and drop-in session timetable for our Nature Calls consultation.