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Watercare Doubles Down On Flood Recovery Efforts Around Western Dams

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 9:02 am | Watercare Services

Watercare asset upgrades and renewals manager Suzanne Lucas says they’ve increased the number of crews working in the western dam catchments from two to five to enable them to deliver more projects while the weather is favourable. More >>

Watercare Spends More Than $40 Million To Prevent Overflows In Auckland’s East Coast Bays

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 10:03 am | Watercare Services

Watercare project manager Dirk Du Plessis says the new Mairangi Bay wastewater pump station can handle flows of up to 625 litres per second – double that of the old pump station now being demolished on Sidmouth Street. More >>

Auckland Boosts Water Storage Capacity By 45 Million Litres

Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 1:40 pm | Watercare Services

Today the equivalent of 18 Olympic-sized swimming pools is being added to Auckland’s treated water storage capacity as a $60 million new reservoir goes into service. The 45-million-litre reservoir is the third at Watercare’s Redoubt Road Reservoir ... More >>

Watercare Welcomes Independent Ōrākei Main Sewer Collapse Report And Accepts Recommendations

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 10:52 am | Watercare Services

Watercare, Auckland's water and wastewater service provider, has welcomed the findings of an independent report conducted by engineering consultancy WSP into the cause of the Ōrākei main sewer collapse and is focused on implementing its recommendations. ... More >>

Watercare Reports Steady Progress In First Year Of Flood Recovery

Thursday, 25 January 2024, 12:08 pm | Watercare Services

Approaching the one-year mark since the devastating Anniversary Weekend floods struck Tāmaki Makaurau, Watercare acknowledges the ongoing recovery efforts to restore the city's damaged infrastructure. Watercare’s water and wastewater infrastructure ... More >>

Watercare Receives Long-awaited Consent For Huia Water Treatment Plant Replacement

Tuesday, 9 January 2024, 10:29 am | Watercare Services

The Environment Court has granted resource consent that allows Watercare’s Huia Water Treatment Plant replacement project to proceed. The consent, granted just before Christmas, relates to the earthworks and vegetation removal that’s needed for Watercare ... More >>

Watercare Shares Top Tips To Make Every Drop Count As We Face A Dry Summer

Friday, 1 December 2023, 9:11 am | Watercare Services

The long-awaited summer is finally here, and Watercare is reminding everyone to be mindful of their water use while they’re out making the most of it. After what’s officially been declared the wettest year on record, forecasters are now predicting ... More >>

Construction Work Begins On Bypass Around Ōrākei Main Sewer Blockage

Monday, 2 October 2023, 7:50 pm | Watercare Services

Construction began today on Watercare’s critical bypass project 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 of the work to end or significantly ... More >>

New Papakura Treatment Plant Boosts Auckland’s Water Supply By 12 Million Litres

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 7:28 am | Watercare Services

The new $81m Papakura Water Treatment Plant will help boost Auckland’s water supply by 12 million litres a day when it goes into service today [ Thursday, August 31 ]. The construction of the treatment plant to reinstate Hays Creek Dam, which had ... More >>

Upper Nihotupu Dam Back In Business After Repairs To Flood-damaged Watermain

Friday, 18 August 2023, 9:46 am | Watercare Services

Today Watercare’s 100-year-old Upper Nihotupu Dam is again supplying water to Aucklanders after its raw watermain suffered damage during the Anniversary Weekend Storm. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2308/0b1ac2021473dd918e64.jpeg" ... More >>

Watercare Starts Search For Contractors To Partner With On $3.5b Asset Renewal Programme

Friday, 4 August 2023, 5:54 am | Watercare Services

Today Watercare kicks off its search for businesses to partner with on the first half of a decade-long $3.5 billion programme to replace ageing water and wastewater pipes and upgrade pump stations and treatment plants. Auckland’s water and wastewater ... More >>

No Major Impact To Auckland’s Water And Wastewater Services From Yesterday’s Deluge

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 11:20 am | Watercare Services

Auckland’s water and wastewater services are operating normally today after yesterday’s intense deluge that caused flooding across the city. Watercare incident controller Nigel Toms says the company’s infrastructure projects were shut down yesterday ... More >>

Water Restored For Recently-returned Muriwai Customers

Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 7:01 pm | Watercare Services

Muriwai customers who have recently returned home after their red sticker was lifted will have water running through their taps again today. Watercare northern networks operations manager Tim Scheirlinck says condition assessments, pipe disinfection ... More >>

Auckland Water And Wastewater Prices To Increase By 9.5% From 1 July 2023

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 5:44 am | Watercare Services

Watercare’s board of directors has confirmed Auckland’s water and wastewater service prices will increase by 9.5% from 1 July 2023. This follows the price path approved by the board of directors in December 2020 and included in Auckland Council’s ... More >>

Muriwai’s Water Supply Impacted By Cyclone Gabrielle

Thursday, 16 February 2023, 4:36 pm | Watercare Services

Today, Watercare staff were able to catch their first glimpse of Muriwai Water Treatment Plant following Cyclone Gabrielle – a facility that normally serves 211 properties but is now inoperable – thanks to the support of Fire and Emergency New Zealand. ... More >>

Update On Water Issues In Muriwai, Helensville And Wellsford

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 8:24 pm | Watercare Services

Helensville Helensville residents no longer need to reduce their water use. The local reservoir is filling up again. Muriwai Our Muriwai Water Treatment Plant has been damaged by landslides. The plant and associated infrastructure are within the More >>

Auckland’s Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Not Severely Impacted By Last Night’s Weather

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 10:22 am | Watercare Services

Auckland’s water and wastewater infrastructure coped relatively well with last night’s heavy rain and wind, with no new major storm-related water outages. Watercare chief operations officer Mark Bourne says: “Thankfully, the impact of the heavy ... More >>

Central Interceptor Extension Proposed To Clean Up City Fringe Beaches

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 4:44 pm | Watercare Services

Watercare is planning to extend the Central Interceptor wastewater tunnel all the way to Pt Erin in a bid to clean up Auckland’s city fringe beaches at St Marys and Herne bays. Watercare and Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters had originally ... More >>

Citizens’ Assembly Recommends Direct Recycled Water For Auckland’s Future Water Source

Saturday, 24 September 2022, 6:14 pm | Watercare Services

A citizens’ assembly tasked with deciding what should be Tāmaki Makaurau’s next future water source has determined direct recycled water would be the best solution to meet the city’s water needs beyond 2040. The assembly – a group of 37 Aucklanders ... More >>

Aucklanders Tasked With Recommending City’s Future Water Source In NZ’s First Citizens’ Assembly

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 5:38 am | Watercare Services

A group of 40 people selected by lottery to be representative of Auckland’s population will meet for the first of four full-day workshops today in the country’s first citizens’ assembly for major decision making. The group will be tasked with learning ... More >>





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