Whakatane has four oxidation ponds at Pupuaruhe where treatment takes place and the treated waste is piped out to Coastlands 600 metres out to sea.

But some issues have arisen where the bacteria responsible for the breakdown is dying and leaving solids. It is imperative then that green waste project out at Pupuaruhe should be in operation to help take the sewage waste and make into compost.

But there should be some haste by communties to agree to Whakatane Councils project otherwise there will be raw human sewage on paddocks.

Kei te hopu te hamuti tangata o Whakatane ki roto i nga hopua e wha ki Pupuaruhe hei reira ka whakaaweawe i nga hamuti kia tango i nga kino ka mutu ka punaha atu te wai whakaawe ki Te Moana-nui-a-Toi i tua atu i Piripai kia ono rau mita ki waho o te moana. Engari kei te pupu ake tetahi raru nui ta te mea ka te matemate haere nga ngarara e whakaawe ana i te hamuti tangata no reira ka pupuri te hamui tangata i tona tuturutanga kia maro tonu. Otira te whakaaro o Te Kaunihera o Whakatane kia tu ai tana kaupapa whakaranuranu toenga otaota i tera taha o Pupuaruhe kia tango aua hamuti tangata kia whakahuri hei one matua ki roto i nga mara kai, mara puawai, otira hei whangai i nga mara otaota hei kai ma nga kararehe. Engari kia kamakama te hapori kia whakaae ki nga kaupapa a Te Kaunihera o Whakatane koi huri te whenua hei wahi tikotiko tangata.