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Aquanet part of Palmerston North Wastewater BPO process

Aquanet is part of the team providing technical input into Palmerston North's wastewater Best Practicable Option (BPO) process. 

Our role will be to provide water quality and freshwater ecology expert advice, with a particular focus on water quality and periphyton modelling. We are also undertaking detailed field monitoring and investigations to support our model's  further development and calibration/validation.

May 2018
Successful Tourism Infrastructure Fund Application!

In late 2017 we contributed to preparing an application to the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) on behalf of Ruapehu District Council. The council were succesful in obtaining funding for a feasibility study into land passage for wastewater from the Ohakune and Raetihi townships.  

We were recently appointed as Project Manager to oversee the delivery of the project by April 2019.

The Project's the deliverables will include the following elements:
  • The design and implementation of a collaborative options assessment process tailored to the consideration of different land passage systems;
  • a clear and transparent documentation of the consultation and options development, ranking and selection process;
  • a detailed design of the land passage structures.


Aquanet Consulting share RMA Law Association Top Project Award for 2016

Aquanet Consulting along with Environmental Management Services and Ruapehu District Council were awarded the RMA Law Association Top Project Award for 2016

For developing an approach in the reconsenting of the Ohakune, Raetihi and National Park Wastewater Treatment Plants that was culturally inclusive, collaborative, technically feasible and effective”. 


Olivier was appointed as Project Manager for the National Environmental Monitoring Standards (NEMS) for Discrete water quality
August 2017
Release of the National Policy Statement (NPS) for Freshwater Management

The NPS for Freshwater Management 2014 which came into effect on 1 August 2014, was amended in August 2017.

It sets the scene for the development of limits-based water quality management regimes by regional councils.

Drawing on our experience in developing and peer-reviewing water quality limits in three regions in New Zealand, we can assist regional councils an unitary authorities in the development of robust, science-based water quality limits, and the allocation of non-point-source pollution.