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17 days ago

Upper section of Dixon Street now open

The Team from Wellington Water

We’re pleased to announce that the upper section of Dixon Street (towards MacDonald Cres) is now open to both up and downhill traffic, as we have successfully completed the works required to secure the adit which collapsed in December 2019. This involved removing the collapsed material, … View moreWe’re pleased to announce that the upper section of Dixon Street (towards MacDonald Cres) is now open to both up and downhill traffic, as we have successfully completed the works required to secure the adit which collapsed in December 2019. This involved removing the collapsed material, strengthening the area with concrete and grout injections, building a wall inside the adit and filling it to make it secure. During the adit works we also took the opportunity to renew wastewater and stormwater pipes along the upper section of Dixon Street.

Our thanks to the residents, businesses and public for their patience during this project, as well as all the engineering and front line crews who worked on it.

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34 days ago

Mt Albert Tunnel Entry

The Team from Wellington Water

The final stage of the repair to the Mt Albert tunnel and sludge lines involves repairing the floor of the tunnel. As part of this, on Thursday night a crew will be entering the tunnel to perform a visual inspection.

As the tunnel is an active wastewater pipe, we’ll hold wastewater flows at the … View more
The final stage of the repair to the Mt Albert tunnel and sludge lines involves repairing the floor of the tunnel. As part of this, on Thursday night a crew will be entering the tunnel to perform a visual inspection.

As the tunnel is an active wastewater pipe, we’ll hold wastewater flows at the pump station while the inspection is carried out. We’re scheduling the entry at night when wastewater flows are at a minimum, thereby maximising the amount of time our crews can spend in the tunnel. The plan is for the crew to spend 40 minutes in the tunnel, while based on normal operations we have capacity at the pump station to hold the wastewater flows for up to an hour. In the very unlikely event that the crew has to spend more than an hour in the tunnel, some screened wastewater may need to be discharged from the pump station into the Cook Strait. All possible steps will be taken to prevent this, however it is important to note that this inbound wastewater is made up of 99% water, and is therefore very different to the dewatered sludge that was transported during the earlier stage of repairs. Generators onsite may create some noise, however there will be no construction undertaken during this entry. We will monitor odour and use misters if necessary.

35 days ago

Kaitiaki Wai is out now!

The Team from Wellington Water

The Winter edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's magazine, is now available! 📖
This edition features articles on a virtual diving gateway into Wellington’s marine reserve, intermediate students from Cannon’s Creek saving a local waterway, water sniffer dogs, and other good work… View more
The Winter edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's magazine, is now available! 📖
This edition features articles on a virtual diving gateway into Wellington’s marine reserve, intermediate students from Cannon’s Creek saving a local waterway, water sniffer dogs, and other good work people are doing around the water industry and in the community.


Happy reading!

38 days ago

Is it safe to swim?

The Team from Wellington Water

What wonderful weather we are having today ☀️

As a reminder, it's standard public health advice around New Zealand not to swim for 48 following the kind of heavy rainfall we had this week. www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

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40 days ago

⚠️WATER OUTAGE - KELBURN⚠️

The Team from Wellington Water

⚠️WATER OUTAGE - KELBURN UPDATE⚠️

Our team has now fully opened the valve and service should be fully restored to all customers.

However, we are still flushing the hydrants to remove air from the pipes and ensure that the water is clean. There may be discolouration or have air bubbles … View more
⚠️WATER OUTAGE - KELBURN UPDATE⚠️

Our team has now fully opened the valve and service should be fully restored to all customers.

However, we are still flushing the hydrants to remove air from the pipes and ensure that the water is clean. There may be discolouration or have air bubbles so please run your outside taps for a short time until this clears.
Thank you for your patience.

A water outage impacted Kelburn for a short period this afternoon. Water supply is returning as normal, however there may be a few air bubbles. We advise residents to run their outside taps for a short time, and avoid using appliances such as dishwashers where possible until fully restored.
To help the reservoir recover, we also ask residents in the impacted area (see below map) to reduce consumption where possible for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening.

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