The Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit (NRSBU) oversees the Nelson Regional Sewerage Scheme, which is jointly owned by the Nelson City and Tasman District Councils, managing the current treatment facilities and network.
Accidental and overflow discharge, Coastal Pipeline Route and pump stations at Wakatu Industrial Estate
Resource consent is sought for discharge permits to discharge to land, Coastal Marine Area (Waimea Estuary) and Air from accidental wastewater overflow from four pump stations located on the edge of Waimea Inlet, and from the pipework or pipeline fittings that make up the infrastructure of the Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit network. Read more.
Presentation by Senior Environmental Consultant Dr. Rob Lieffering (4.4MB PDF) exploring project objectives, resource consents overview, regulatory framework, assessment of environmental effects and sensitive sites.
Posted 14 July 2017
The Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit (NRSBU) is trialling the use of wind powered mixers in one of its treatment ponds at Bell Island.
Posted 31 August 2017
Emerging Organic Contaminants (EOCs) have been defined as synthetic or naturally-occurring chemicals or any microorganisms not commonly monitored in the environment, but which have the potential to enter the environment and cause known or suspected adverse ecological and (or) human health effects (Stewart et al. 2016). Municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent is recognised as a major source of EOCs into the environment. The Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit (NRSBU) contracted the Cawthron Institute and Northcott Research Consultants Limited (by subcontract) to analyse a suite of EOCs in the effluent from the Bell Island WWTP.
Posted 29 June 2012
An independent energy audit of the region’s sewerage treatment plant at Bell Island has come back with impressive results.