Wellington Water

Community Organisation

Wellington Water
11 days ago

Planned works in Titahi Bay

The Team from Wellington Water

💧🌱🐦We're upgrading our stormwater network to help with flooding, improve our harbour's health and create a wetland on Porirua’s Elsdon Park. 🐦🌱💧

As part of this work we will be diverting traffic, between 18 - 29 January, along Wi Neera Drive and Semple Street while a … View more
💧🌱🐦We're upgrading our stormwater network to help with flooding, improve our harbour's health and create a wetland on Porirua’s Elsdon Park. 🐦🌱💧

As part of this work we will be diverting traffic, between 18 - 29 January, along Wi Neera Drive and Semple Street while a pipe is built across Titahi Bay Road.

We've planned the work at a time when there is normally less traffic; however, there may still be some delays.

Visit our website for more information on the project 👇

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40 days ago

Update.. back to normal, repairs complete: THANK YOU!

The Team from Wellington Water

⚠REPAIRED... MAJOR WASTEWATER OUTAGE – KAIWHARAWHARA ⚠ Update 9.30pm.

The team has successfully repaired the wastewater pipe and have now returned the rising main back to normal operation while managing to contain the waste flow from further discharge during construction by diverting to the… View more
⚠REPAIRED... MAJOR WASTEWATER OUTAGE – KAIWHARAWHARA ⚠ Update 9.30pm.

The team has successfully repaired the wastewater pipe and have now returned the rising main back to normal operation while managing to contain the waste flow from further discharge during construction by diverting to the Thorndon Street pump station.

This means all residents in the map below can now return to normal usage in your homes! Thank you everyone for conserving waste usage and helping us minimise the impact to the environment.

⚠MAJOR WASTEWATER OUTAGE – KAIWHARAWHARA ⚠
A wastewater pipe has burst outside 17 School Road Kaiwharawhara, as a result waste is making its way to the Kaiwharawhara Stream.

While the team is working to repair the burst pipe we are appealing to all residents within Kaiwharawhara Road, Lower South/East part of Khandallah and the North/East part of Wadestown (properties highlighted in the map below), to please minimise flushing of toilets (essential only) and use of your inside drains as that will reduce the impact of waste discharging into the harbour while the team promptly repair the burst pipe.

Crews are mobilising to start digging and repairing the pipe. Sucker trucks are also onsite to minimise/try to stop further discharge into the stream while we commence repairing the wastewater pipe.

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41 days ago

Drone flight - Leak detection

The Team from Wellington Water

To help us identify leaks we are flying a drone to capture thermal images of the pipes network in Upper Hutt. This will happen 👇
📆 Thursday 17 December
⏰ Commencing at approximately 8pm with a likely finish time of 1:00am Friday morning
🌫 Weather permitting

The thermal images taken are … View more
To help us identify leaks we are flying a drone to capture thermal images of the pipes network in Upper Hutt. This will happen 👇
📆 Thursday 17 December
⏰ Commencing at approximately 8pm with a likely finish time of 1:00am Friday morning
🌫 Weather permitting

The thermal images taken are very low-resolution so people and cars, will be non-identifiable.
Once we find the leaks, we can get to fixing them.

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44 days ago

Major water outage - potable water available approx 2pm

The Team from Wellington Water

⚠SERVICE RESTORED – KINGSTON ⚠ Update 2.12pm
The team has made an awesome effort to fix the pipe and have now returned service to all.

They have also confirmed minimal impact to the stormwater network as a result of the burst.

Please run a cold tap to remove air pockets and cloudy water … View more
⚠SERVICE RESTORED – KINGSTON ⚠ Update 2.12pm
The team has made an awesome effort to fix the pipe and have now returned service to all.

They have also confirmed minimal impact to the stormwater network as a result of the burst.

Please run a cold tap to remove air pockets and cloudy water from their pipes before using hot taps, dishwashers and washing machines.

There will be no further updates as the team will be concentrating on the reinstatement and clean-up of the site.

Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience.

⚠MAJOR WATER OUTAGE – KINGSTON ⚠
Unfortunately due to the nature of a burst water main burst in Quebec Street, the majority of Kingston will be without water while the team urgently carries out repairs. The properties affected are outlined in Orange in the map below.

At appox 2pm, a potable water tanker will drive around all the streets to assist residents with filling containers with water.

If you see him driving past your street please wave him down and he will pull over and fill up your containers.

There will also be bottled water available onsite outside 62 Quebec Street for any properties close to the water main repair.

Due to the size of the main there is a possibility that during the burst event, some silt got into the stormwater network. This may have made its way to the Owhiro stream.

Now that the team have isolated the main they will commence cleaning up any debris within road reserve and will install protection around the nearby sumps.

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56 days ago

Heavy Rainfall

The Team from Wellington Water

As a consequence of the heavy rainfall on Saturday night and Sunday morning along with the high tide, there was extreme flooding that unfortunately affected a number of residents in Porirua. There is more rain in the forecast tonight for residents in Porirua, the Hutt Valley and Wellington. ???

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As a consequence of the heavy rainfall on Saturday night and Sunday morning along with the high tide, there was extreme flooding that unfortunately affected a number of residents in Porirua. There is more rain in the forecast tonight for residents in Porirua, the Hutt Valley and Wellington. ???

Meanwhile, our operations teams are checking known risk areas and are working to ensure that the stormwater networks can perform as well as possible. If surface flooding occurs, please contact your local council.

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