The upgrade of our reticulated drinking water systems is nearing the finish line. By July next year, the whole programme of works will be completed, supplying safe drinking water to those on the main urban networks, as well those supplied by the seven small community supplies.
Caption: At the end of last month the concrete walls for the treatment facility started being installed.)
The two five million litre water tanks at the Waiaroha water storage and treatment facility on the corner of Southampton St and Hastings St are at their full height, and work has begun building the treatment plant located between them.
With the installation of pipes and connections that will link the facility to the existing drinking water network within central Hastings complete, one of the next steps is installing a new water supply bore.
The Waiaroha Education Building and associated groundworks are under construction, also due for completion in July 2023.
At Frimley Park, we have a new eight million litre water reservoir and treatment facility. Three new water supply bores have been drilled and, with the facility largely finished, the next stage will be testing and commissioning.
New park space
The removal of the maintenance area and sheds on Frimley Park has largely been completed, with a remaining building due for removal after the treatment building has been built. The removal was agreed to during community discussions on developing the drinking water infrastructure on the park, with the land to be reintegrated into the park. A plan for the use of the newly freed-up 0.2-hectare space is part of the draft 10-year Reserve Management Plan which has just been out for public consultation. Final decisions on the plan are due later this year.
All the design, consents, and land requirements have been finalised for the seven small community drinking water upgrades identified in Hastings’ Drinking Water Strategy.
Haumoana, Esk/Whirinaki, Waimārama, Te Pōhue and Clive Water treatment plants are complete and operational, while a facility at Waipatiki is in the commissioning phase and the one at Whakatū under construction.
6 October 2022
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