My Water Plan
Bringing Kapiti into Wellington Water
With Water becoming a now finite resource, We need to restart the Wellington Water Project with connecting the Kapiti Coast water source, Otaki River and Waikanae River into a connected water supply network. So we can share and pool all resources together. This is needed as a result of the 2014 water shortage where Wellington was reduced to household use only, and also as a childhood experience where we had yearly water restrictions on the Kapiti Coast. Fresh Drinking water is essential commodity and with climate change coming, we need to spread our resources around, to ensure we have it available when we need it.
Make better use out of wastewater
We have so much wastewater going into our river and streams and we don’t make good use of it before go into those water ways. I want to get all councils in Greater Wellington onboard for wastewater to energy systems to reduce the environmental impact on the environment but also make good use of those unavoidable bi products of waste.
My Storm water Cleanup plan
One of the issues with Storm Water is that it doesn’t go through waste water treatments plants so if things like rubbish get into the storm water, it can effectively flow right the Wellington Habour. So with netting all storm water drains, this will collect the rubbish that slips through the storm water system, resulting in a significant reduction in rubbish and recyclable material entering our water ways. Changing the sleeves can also be done part of a general preventive maintenance program.
Tree Plant all waterways of Greater Wellington
Greater Wellington has lots of river ways across the region and many of the rivers have become non-swimmerble as a result, we will start with plan lining the most polluted rivers first with a goal of having all rivers and steams covered over a 10 year period. This will help reduce Nitrate leaching into our waterways. This project will also check on those rural farmers who are putting their waste into the waterways rather than onto the land.