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Station Road Water Main Replacement - Gisborne

We’re constructing a new water main beneath Station Road near Ross-Watt Road to retire an old dysfunctional water main.

Project snapshot

Town(s): Gisborne, 

Status: Complete

Cost: $45,000

Expected Completion Date: August 2016

At Western Water, we’re continually monitoring and analysing the condition, performance and maintenance history of our water supply infrastructure so we know when it’s time to renew or replace it.

We consider the age, material and performance history of each of our water mains, and use the latest technology to understand their condition. The purpose of this is to identify which water mains need renewing before they fail and interrupt water services.

The works is part of our essential Water Main Renewal and Replacement Program to rehabilitate or replace old or broken water mains in our water supply network.

What will the works involve?

The project involves constructing a new 45m water main beneath Station Road near Ross Watt Road and retiring a 60 year-old dysfunctional water main.

We’ll be using trenchless technology to bore under it to avoid damaging the road surface.

Why is this project needed?

This main has been targeted for rehabilitation to reduce the risk of it failing in future.

This work will:

  • improve our service reliability, with less water main failures likely to occur
  • improve drinking water quality
  • save water by minimising the risk of water main failure
  • reduce potential damage to roads and property if our water main fails
  • reduce maintenance and repair costs to the water main and water supply network overall

When will the works take place?

Our contractor is expected to be onsite in July. We aim to complete our work (weather permitting) in August this year.

Western Water appreciates your cooperation during this essential work.

Will my water supply be affected?

There is likely to be a short period where your water supply is impacted. We’ll notify you if the interruption to supply relates to your property in advance so as to ensure minimal impact.

Where can I get more information?

Please email or contact our Community Engagement and Stakeholder Relations Advisor on 1300 650 422 during business hours.

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