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Watercare Finds 19 Industry Partners To Work With On Its $3.5b Asset Renewal Programme

Friday, 19 January 2024, 2:04 pm | Watercare

Nineteen consultants and contractors are starting the new year with a new long-term relationship with Auckland’s Watercare after signing on to help deliver the first stage of its ambitious $3.5b asset renewal programme. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2401/a0df7e6e2661f683cbcf.jpeg" ... More >>

Early Results From Harbour Monitoring Show Localised Impact From Sinkhole Incident

Friday, 10 November 2023, 1:14 pm | Watercare

Watercare says early results from its environmental monitoring of the Waitematā Harbour are reassuring and indicate the impact of the overflows from the Ōrākei Main Sewer blockage seems to be localised. It’s been three weeks since a wastewater ... More >>

Water Treatment Plant Back In Service For Muriwai

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 2:31 pm | Watercare

Today marks a milestone in Auckland’s post-cyclone recovery with the Muriwai Water Treatment Plant returning to service. The Muriwai Water Treatment Plant was taken out of service after Cyclone Gabrielle, when a slip caused by the February 14 weather ... More >>

Spring Cleaning This Weekend? Use Water Wisely, Watercare Urges

Friday, 20 October 2023, 1:57 pm | Watercare

With Labour Weekend presenting an opportunity for some spring cleaning or a garden spruce-up, Watercare is reminding Aucklanders to be mindful of their water use. Watercare head of water value Andrew Mercer says the 2019/2020 drought was a stark reminder ... More >>

Watercare Completes Wastewater Bypass Project To Reduce Overflows Into Waitematā Harbour

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 3:32 pm | Watercare

A wastewater bypass solution in Parnell that will significantly reduce overflows into the Waitematā Harbour is now operational after a massive 20-day effort to get it planned and built in record time. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2310/20b40f029a85971f61ad.jpeg" ... More >>

Watercare Making Steady Progress On Solution To Harbour Overflows

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 4:44 pm | Watercare

Watercare is making steady progress on its emergency work to build a bypass pumping solution that will transfer wastewater from the manholes on either side of the Ōrākei main sewer sinkhole and pipe blockage site. The bypass is an essential component ... More >>

Auckland Water Supply In Strong Position To Face Potentially Dry Summer

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 2:03 pm | Watercare

Auckland’s water supply is in a strong position to face a potentially dry summer, but regardless of the weather, Watercare will continue to encourage its customers to treat water as a taonga. NIWA officially declared the arrival of El Niño on Friday ... More >>

Watercare Makes Steady Progress On Solutions To Pipe Blockage

Saturday, 30 September 2023, 4:39 am | Watercare

Watercare staff and crews on site will be continuing to work around the clock this weekend and have made steady progress on solutions to the Ōrākei main sewer blockage. Watercare chief operations officer Mark Bourne says: “Our crews managed to remove ... More >>

No Swim Warning Likely To Be In Place For At Least 10 Days

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 12:44 pm | Watercare

Watercare says there’s no quick fix for the blockage in the Ōrākei main sewer and is warning Aucklanders that the no-swim warning for the Waitematā Harbour will likely be in place for up to 10 days. Watercare chief operations officer Mark Bourne ... More >>

Watercare Crews Attending Major Wastewater Pipe Blockage At Tomo Site

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 1:00 pm | Watercare

The flood and cyclone earlier this year is potentially still impacting our city, with a large tomo having developed on a private property in Parnell. On Monday afternoon, Watercare was alerted to a hole in the ground by a company undertaking work at a ... More >>

Watercare’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Project Reaches Halfway Mark

Monday, 4 September 2023, 2:52 pm | Watercare

Watercare’s Hiwi-i-te-Rangi giant Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has today (4 September) broken through into a shaft in May Road, Mount Roskill marking the halfway point of her 14.7kilometre journey to central Auckland as she creates the Central Interceptor ... More >>

Mairangi Bay Pump Station On Track For October

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 1:42 pm | Watercare

As the final pieces of the Mairangi Bay Wastewater Pump Station slot into place, Watercare and its construction partner Pipeline & Civil begin the installation of the 160-metre pipeline on Montrose Terrace. Taking shape on the corner of Sidmouth ... More >>

Slip Clearing And Pipe Repairs In Waitākere Ranges Progressing Well, Against The Odds

Monday, 29 May 2023, 11:55 am | Watercare

Work to clear landslips in the Waitākere Ranges that took one of Auckland’s dams out of service after the Anniversary Weekend flood is progressing well, despite the many challenges. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2305/9b0253e96cc3d94115cc.jpeg" ... More >>

Upper Nihotupu Dam: 100 Years Old And Still Going Strong

Friday, 14 April 2023, 11:01 am | Watercare

Auckland’s second oldest water supply dam is turning the ripe old age of 100 on Friday (April 14 2023)  Upper Nihotupu Dam in the Waitākere Ranges was officially opened on April 14, 1923. Watercare environmental assets manager James ... More >>

$128m Upgrade Doubles Capacity At Watercare’s Pukekohe Wastewater Treatment Plant

Friday, 3 March 2023, 11:24 am | Watercare

Watercare and mana whenua are celebrating the completion of a $128m upgrade at the Pukekohe Wastewater Treatment Plant that doubles its capacity and improves water quality in the Parker Lane Stream. Watercare along with representatives of Waikato ... More >>

Water Back On For Muriwai Tomorrow

Friday, 24 February 2023, 11:02 am | Watercare

Thanks to an interim solution set up by Watercare, water will be back on tomorrow in Muriwai. The solution will see water return to homes after a major landslide took out the Muriwai Water Treatment Plant following Cyclone Gabrielle. Watercare northern ... More >>

Residents In Muriwai, Helensville And Wellsford Urged To Reduce Water Use Now

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 11:28 am | Watercare

Residents in Muriwai, Helensville and Wellsford are being urged to reduce their water use immediately as Cyclone Gabrielle has knocked out power, communication systems and/or access to their water treatment plants and water storage reservoirs. More >>

Watercare To Reconfigure West Auckland Water Network In Response To Storm Damage

Friday, 10 February 2023, 3:09 pm | Watercare

Watercare is planning to carry out important changes to its west Auckland water network next week as a long-term solution to some of the damage inflicted by the January storm. When the storm hit on January 27, a landslip on Scenic Drive near ... More >>

Titirangi, Konini Residents Urged To Reduce Their Water Use

Friday, 3 February 2023, 6:33 pm | Watercare

Watercare is asking customers in Titirangi, Konini, Oratia and parts of Glen Eden to reduce their water use as the water network remains vulnerable in the wake of last Friday’s storm. Watercare chief customer officer Amanda Singleton says: “When ... More >>

Update On Auckland’s Storm-hit Water And Wastewater Services

Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 1:24 pm | Watercare

Watercare has made steady progress restoring water and wastewater services in the wake of Friday’s storm, but is warning customers to prepare for further disruption with the heavy rain expected tonight and tomorrow. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2301/9bd999d043f73feff9a0.jpeg" ... More >>





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