T and T Landfill - information about the site and water quality issues
T and T Landfills Limited operate a construction and demolition landfill in the Owhiro Stream catchment. The site holds a suite of resource consents to operate from Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council. The site is located at 289 Happy Valley Road.
In addition to T and T, two other landfills operate in the catchment, the Wellington City Council Municipal 'Southern Landfill' and another construction and demolition landfill known as C and D Landfill.
Latest News - Owhiro Stream incident 13 April 2018
GWRC received a notification just before 2pm on the 13th April about the Owhiro Stream being discoloured. Officers attended the incident and when they arrived it was noted that the water in the stream was no longer discoloured orange. GWRC are continuing to investigate the incident and are talking to the T&T Landfill operators to establish what could have caused the discolouration. As part of the investigation officers took samples from the stream which will be analysed.
Latest News - 13 November 2017
The western dam and perimeter swale have been completed and are now fully operational. Water from the western tributary is no longer entering the landfill. The western dam will take some days to fill. Once the water level in the dam has reached the outlet level the flow from the dam will be directed through the western swale and enter the tributary of the Owhiro Stream below the landfill. Photos of the western dam and swale are below.
Construction of the eastern dam is underway and is expected to be complete within the next month.
The following pages aim to provide easily accessible information to the public and community affected by these water quality issues and to assist in understanding the process for reporting environmental incidents to GWRC.
If you have a question or would like to find out more, please contact our Environmental Help Desk at 04 830 4255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.