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Wellington Water Committee Considers 30-year Plan

Monday, 20 September 2021, 4:24 pm | Wellington Water

The chair of the Wellington Water Committee, Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry, said there is alignment across the six shareholding councils of Wellington Water on what needs to be done to meet the region’s challenges in water services over the next ... More >>

Mt Albert Sludge Pipeline Repair A Step Closer To Completion

Monday, 11 May 2020, 6:41 pm | Wellington Water

Wellington Water has this weekend installed a high-strength liner through the first of two 1.8km sludge pipelines beneath Mt Albert. The unique operation took just over nine hours of continuous work led by the Germany-based team that manufactured the ... More >>

Metropolitan Wellington To Ease Sprinkler Ban, Watering Restrictions Remain

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 4:16 pm | Wellington Water

From today, 31 March, the ban on using garden sprinklers in Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Porirua is lifted. The four cities have been under a sprinkler ban that was introduced in mid-February due to particularly dry conditions. Thanks to ... More >>

Willis St Reopens As Wellington Water Completes Installation Of New Underground Wastewater Pipeline

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 9:29 am | Wellington Water

Willis Street fully reopened yesterday afternoon after the successful connection of the new underground wastewater pipe in Willis Street replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December. Wellington Water Group ... More >>

Water Main Burst In Jervois Quay

Friday, 13 March 2020, 9:50 am | Wellington Water

At approximately 4:30am this morning a water main burst at the corner of Hunter Street and Jervois Quay in the Wellington CBD. Wellington Water has shut down the water to stop flooding and crews are currently on-site for clean-up and repair. Two ... More >>

Water Network Operations Returning To Normal Following Power Outage

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 11:01 am | Wellington Water

Wellington Water can confirm that power has been restored to affected areas of the water network following this morning’s major power outage and normal operations are being resumed. On-site generators at critical pump stations and treatment plants ... More >>

Media Advisory From Wellington Water

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 9:26 am | Wellington Water

The power outage is affecting our drinking water and wastewater pump stations and treatment plants across the wider Wellington region (including the Wairarapa). We are asking people to reduce their water use and to avoid flushing the toilet until ... More >>

Willis Street Works Nearing Connection Stage

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 4:52 pm | Wellington Water

The first stage of the work to connect a new wastewater pipe in Willis Street, replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December, is expected to be complete by the end of March. Wellington Water Group Manager Tonia ... More >>

Wellington Water Tracks And Repairs Titahi Bay Contamination Source

Sunday, 8 March 2020, 12:45 pm | Wellington Water

Wellington Water’s successful location and repair last week of the broken pipe that led to increased bacteria levels at Titahi Bay in late February underlines the importance of dedicated resource for this work. Investigations into sources of contamination ... More >>

Precautionary Investigations Following Water Quality Monitoring Detection At Tory St Culvert

Friday, 28 February 2020, 8:33 am | Wellington Water

Regular water quality monitoring at the Tory St culvert has shown an increase in faecal coliforms (which can indicate the presence of wastewater) to levels that have triggered investigations by Wellington Water crews to determine the source of contamination. ... More >>

Swimmers Advised To Avoid Titahi Bay Beach

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 6:58 pm | Wellington Water

Regular water quality monitoring at Titahi Bay has shown an increase in faecal coliforms (which could indicate wastewater contamination) to levels that mean the water is currently considered unsafe for recreational use. The public is warned against swimming ... More >>

Burst Water Main - Severn Street Island Bay

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 7:26 am | Wellington Water

Two days running, Severn Street has experienced lengthy water outages as the aging watermain has failed. On Tuesday 11 February, 70 properties went without water in their homes for 16 hours. The very next day just before dinner time, it happened ... More >>

Unsustainable water use calls for warning

Monday, 10 February 2020, 1:00 pm | Wellington Water

Wellington Water is calling on the residents of Wellington, Porirua and the Hutt Valley to cut back on their water use, and make sure they observe garden watering restrictions. More >>

Bassett re-elected as chair of Wellington Water Committee

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 9:59 am | Wellington Water

David Bassett was yesterday re-elected chair of the Wellington Water Committee, the shareholder representative body that oversees the water service management company owned by the Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, and Porirua city councils, South ... More >>

Martinborough township urged to conserve water

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 4:32 pm | Wellington Water

Last night the bore supplying Martinborough township with drinking water failed for a brief time due to increased turbidity, or cloudiness, of the aquifer source. Wellington Water believes the turbidity arose due to a sudden spike in demand. This means that ... More >>

Iwi join water governance body

Monday, 30 September 2019, 1:09 pm | Wellington Water

Two iwi groups have joined the committee overseeing Wellington Water, the joint, council-owned organisation responsible for drinking, storm and waste water management for metropolitan Wellington and South Wairarapa. More >>

Wellington Water, Veolia sign $170m contract for wastewater

Monday, 1 July 2019, 7:12 pm | Wellington Water

The council-owned water services company, Wellington Water, and global environmental services provider, Veolia, have signed a 10 year, $17 million per year contract to operate and maintain the four wastewater treatment plants that serve metropolitan ... More >>

Titahi Bay water outage - supply restored

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 10:07 am | Wellington Water

Wellington Water staff and contractors have restored water supply to Titahi Bay, after a burst pipe this morning cut all supplies to the Porirua suburb. The 150mm pipe burst in a shopping centre carpark in Porirua’s main shopping district this ... More >>

Brooklyn residents asked to conserve water

Friday, 8 February 2019, 2:26 pm | Wellington Water

The Wellington suburb Brooklyn has seen an increase in water demand which is putting significant pressure on drinking-water supply to that area. Group Manager, Network and Customer Operations, Jeremy McKibbin said “during the past week we have seen ... More >>

Baking hot days prompt call for ‘mindful’ water use

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 1:52 pm | Wellington Water

Wellington Water is asking residents to be mindful with their water use as the hot weather baking the country enters a third day. More >>





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