Notice of bird control programme - Te Kuiti Wastewater Treatment Plant

25 Nov 2014, 9:11 AM


During this time of year there is a large duck and swan population that congregates in Te Kuiti and they settle on any water body that is available. 

The ponds at the Te Kuiti Wastewater Treatment Plant are no exception. These ducks and swans can become a nuisance by invading nearby farmland, damaging crops and can cause the spread of infectious diseases.

Council will soon commence the programme using an acoustic deterrent device, to discourage the ducks and swans from populating the pond.

The loud bang created by the device may be heard randomly but should not cause concern, as it is harmless. 

The device will not be used overnight and on weekends, to minimise any annoyance to the residents of Te Kuiti.

The bird control programme runs annually from November to March.