Work is underway on a project to replace almost 13km of old and poorly performing water, wastewater and stormwater pipes in North East Valley and Opoho. The pipes are up to 100 years old and have begun to deteriorate.
Work on water pipes will improve the area’s drinking water and result in better fire flows, fewer burst pipes and unplanned shutdowns, and improved water pressure. Replacing wastewater pipes will reduce the overflows that cause manholes to pop up in heavy rain. We expect the overflows to Lindsay Creek in heavy rain will also reduce, although the issue will not be completely solved as it is only the first stage of renewals.
Construction started in February 2018 and is likely to run until early 2020.
We will work with the contractor to minimise disruption to residents. However, the work will involve traffic management (including some road closures) and water shutdowns when the new pipes are connected and the old pipes are decommissioned. If work is scheduled for your street, the contractor will notify you beforehand and let you know about any disruptions.
If you have any general questions or concerns about this project, please contact our customer services team on 03 477 4000 or email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org.