Physical works on the six projects making up the upgrade project are beginning to gather speed following the completion of a significant amount of planning, design and technical work.
Construction of the Raw Water Ponds started in January 2021 and is practically complete. The contractor is Rooney Earthmoving Ltd. These ponds will provide 10 days of treatable water to help make the scheme more resilient to high turbidity in the river.
Pall Marshall Water Consortium have completed design of the Te Ana Wai Water Treatment Plant and construction is nearing completion. Commissioning work is due to commence with aimed completion early next year. This is being put in place to meet the drinking water standards, and to offer more resilience against poor raw water quality.
Construction of Te Ana Wai Treated Water Reservoir is still in progress. 90% of the reservoir wall panels have been installed, with the project programmed for completion in mid-late October.
The Intake Works are now completed. This work is critical to ensure we can continue to take our consented amount of water.
Construction work on the Stage 2 Trunk Pipeline (Cave to Water Treatment Plant) work is due to start shortly. The Stage 1 Trunk Pipeline (Cave to Davison Road) work is also underway and due to be completed this year. This is required to replace aged infrastructure and will enable future development of the scheme.
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