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17 hours ago

South Wairarapa - Current Restrictions

The Team from Wellington Water

FEATHERSTON & GREYTOWN
After a planned water shutdown to install new treatment equipment for Greytown's Memorial Park bore yesterday, we were restoring supply when a power cut occurred.

The power cut affected the Waiohine Treatment plant, which supplies water to both Greytown and … View more
FEATHERSTON & GREYTOWN
After a planned water shutdown to install new treatment equipment for Greytown's Memorial Park bore yesterday, we were restoring supply when a power cut occurred.

The power cut affected the Waiohine Treatment plant, which supplies water to both Greytown and Featherston. The Waiohine reservoirs were already quite low, as they had been meeting demand during the planned water outage. Although the Memorial Park bore was operational during the power cut, it was not meeting Greytown's demand.

We organised water tankers to supplement the water remaining in the reservoirs. Fortunately power was restored at 9.30pm. This allowed us to begin re-filling the Waiohine-fed reservoirs for Featherston and Greytown.

Thank you to all residents who are responding to the request to cut back water use, especially outdoors, and to the Greytown Fire Service for helping spread the word.

While the reservoirs are being re-filled, the total outdoor water ban (in Featherston & Greytown) is still in effect. We will look to lift this ban when operations continue as normal. We are anticipating this will be lifted tomorrow at 9am. We will confirm this tomorrow morning.

MARTINBOROUGH
From 10 December total outdoor water ban applies in Martinborough.

To keep updated on water supply and restrictions, please visit www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

1 day ago

💧Martinborough update💧

The Team from Wellington Water

The bore pump has been replaced and water is pumping into the reservoir again. The outdoor water ban remains in place until the reservoir is full again and everything is consistently operating as it should.

Thanks to the water conservation efforts in the township, the consumption has reduced … View more
The bore pump has been replaced and water is pumping into the reservoir again. The outdoor water ban remains in place until the reservoir is full again and everything is consistently operating as it should.

Thanks to the water conservation efforts in the township, the consumption has reduced significantly.

Keep up the good work!

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3 days ago

Martinborough water supply update

The Team from Wellington Water

Following the fault on Monday with the low manganese bore that is supplying the Martinborough Township, the pump was successfully replaced yesterday.

However this morning the pump experienced an electrical fault, which means there is no water pumping from the bore and reservoir levels are going … View more
Following the fault on Monday with the low manganese bore that is supplying the Martinborough Township, the pump was successfully replaced yesterday.

However this morning the pump experienced an electrical fault, which means there is no water pumping from the bore and reservoir levels are going down. We have our team on site working on a replacement as fast as possible.

The total outdoor water ban is still in place, and the community is encouraged to continue with their water conservation efforts. If the township uses more water than we can supply from the low-manganese bore, we will have to use the other bores as well. That could mean the town’s drinking water becoming discoloured.

Visit wellingtonwater.co.nz/SWDC for water saving tips.

4 days ago

Martinborough Township Outdoor Water Ban

The Team from Wellington Water

South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is urging the community to immediately cease using water outside and to conserve water generally.

“On Monday evening, the pump on the township’s low-manganese bore faulted and is being urgently replaced. With no water being pumped the water reservoir reserves … View more
South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is urging the community to immediately cease using water outside and to conserve water generally.

“On Monday evening, the pump on the township’s low-manganese bore faulted and is being urgently replaced. With no water being pumped the water reservoir reserves are going down."

Mayor Beijen said he had been advised that installing the spare pump could be done within a day, but until the reservoir levels have recovered and we know the replacement pump is working well, we must conserve water.

“It’s essential that the community immediately responds to this pressing need to conserve water. If the township uses more water than we can supply from the low-manganese bore, we will have to use the other bores as well. That could mean the town’s drinking water becoming discoloured.

“Although safe to drink, the water could lose its clarity due to the reaction between manganese and chlorine – we want to avoid discoloured water if we can.

“We’re addressing infrastructure replacement as fast as possible, and this is unfortunate timing of an equipment failure,” said Mayor Beijen.

Information on how to conserve water will be shared throughout the community – you can find out more at www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...

“We will update the community when more information is available,” Mr Beijen said.

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5 days ago

Yesterday's storm

The Team from Wellington Water

Following the storm on Sunday 8 December we are assessing and collating all of the information and data we received.

This information is important as it helps us understand the impact events like this have on the network. You may see our crews out over the next few days investigating the impact … View more
Following the storm on Sunday 8 December we are assessing and collating all of the information and data we received.

This information is important as it helps us understand the impact events like this have on the network. You may see our crews out over the next few days investigating the impact and clearing stormwater drains.

If you experienced flooding within your property (inside your house) during Sunday’s event please contact samantha.mccluskey@wellingtonwater.co.nz with the details and any photos showing the flood water.

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