Wellington Water

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Wellington Water
10 hours ago

Mount Albert project

The Team from Wellington Water

In late January 2020, following the burst in the two wastewater sludge pipelines buried in a tunnel deep under Mt Albert, Wellington Water engaged engineering firm Stantec to identify repair options and manage the project.
Brian Perry Civil were then engaged as the lead contractor to undertake the… View more
In late January 2020, following the burst in the two wastewater sludge pipelines buried in a tunnel deep under Mt Albert, Wellington Water engaged engineering firm Stantec to identify repair options and manage the project.
Brian Perry Civil were then engaged as the lead contractor to undertake the enabling works and to manage the other contractors working on site.

A long list of options was quickly whittled down to a shortlist of two options for relining the existing pipes.
From the shortlist SaniTube, from German Company, Amex Sanivar, was selected because it offered the best value for money, could be installed quickly and highly experienced New Zealand agent and installer Hadlee and Brunton was able to undertake the work.


Despite the additional challenge of the global pandemic both pipes were successfully relined by the end of May 2020, thanks to the multi-disciplinary team brought together to deliver this innovative repair.

13 hours ago

⚠ PLANNED WATER OUTAGE – TUESDAY 2 JUNE CAMBRIDGE TERRACE⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

We are installing a new service into the water supply network in the area. This means we have to turn off the supply between 10:00am-2:00pm on Tuesday 2 June, affecting properties 151 - 186 on Cambridge Terrace.

The water will be back on as soon as possible, but we recommend you fill up some … View more
We are installing a new service into the water supply network in the area. This means we have to turn off the supply between 10:00am-2:00pm on Tuesday 2 June, affecting properties 151 - 186 on Cambridge Terrace.

The water will be back on as soon as possible, but we recommend you fill up some containers with water before the time above and avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine etc. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

15 hours ago

⚠️UPDATE: VICTORIA STREET PIPE BURST⚠️

The Team from Wellington Water

Good progress has been made to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.

The pipe is being excavated and the point of the burst has been found. It is a 300mm, cast iron pipe, that records show was installed in 1961. We are currently planning to… View more
Good progress has been made to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.

The pipe is being excavated and the point of the burst has been found. It is a 300mm, cast iron pipe, that records show was installed in 1961. We are currently planning to replace two six-metre sections of pipe with new, concrete-lined steel, which is a more resilient material. All going well we hope to complete the repair today, with full reinstatement completed tomorrow (Saturday).

Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria Street near Harris Street and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.

Normal wastewater flows have been managed by the use of sucker trucks transferring wastewater from the nearby pumping station to a point further along the wastewater network, and by diverting flow into another wastewater pipe in Wakefield Street.

More visual inspections were carried out along the waterfront this morning, with no visible signs of a discharge. Water quality testing will continue, and warning signs remain in place until given the all clear by regional public health.

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19 hours ago

⚠️UPDATE: VICTORIA STREET PIPE BURST⚠️

The Team from Wellington Water

Work is under way to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.

Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria St and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.

The burst caused a minor … View more
Work is under way to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.

Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria St and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.

The burst caused a minor overflow. Signs warning of the risk have been placed on the waterfront and a visual inspection showed no sign of any discharge. Water quality testing will be undertaken from today.

The pipe will be excavated today to assess the extent of the burst, then repairs carried out. All going well work may be completed today, but it could take longer to complete reinstatement of the area.

We’ll provide a further update on repair progress around midday.

1 day ago

⚠ PLANNED WATER OUTAGE FRIDAY 29 MAY PHARAZYN STREET⚠

The Team from Wellington Water

We are continuing to upgrade the Pharazyn Street water pumping station in Lower Hutt and while most of the work will be conducted inside the pumping station, our crews will also be working on the street on Friday 29 May. This also means we will have to turn off the supply between 9am and 11am, … View moreWe are continuing to upgrade the Pharazyn Street water pumping station in Lower Hutt and while most of the work will be conducted inside the pumping station, our crews will also be working on the street on Friday 29 May. This also means we will have to turn off the supply between 9am and 11am, affecting one commercial property which will be provided with a temporary water connection, and a very slight water pressure reduction is likely in the area.

The water will be back on as soon as possible, but we recommend you avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine etc during this time. Once the water supply is turned back on, it’s a good idea to open a cold tap slowly and let it run for a minute or so to clear any air bubbles that may have entered the system. Air can cause the water to turn a milky colour, but this won’t affect the taste and should clear quickly. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

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