Five charges have been laid against a man who carried out subdivision development work in the Pyes Pa area.
Amandeep Singh is due to appear in Tauranga District Court on Tuesday for sentencing on the charges relating to discharging a contaminant into or onto land in circumstances where it may enter water.
Each charge carryies a maximum penalty of a fine not exceeding $300,000 or two years imprisonment.
The sentencing is one of five prosecutions being undertaken by Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
“The charges relate to discharging a contaminant into or onto land in circumstances where it may enter water (in this case Kopurererua Stream), using land in a manner that contravenes the Bay of Plenty Water and Land Plan and contravening three abatement notices,” says a statement from the Regional Council.
“The Regional Council will not be making any further comments while these matters are before the court.”