New Golf Rd water and rider mains goes live
Council's water contractor Veolia has worked into the night to complete installation of the new Golf Rd water and rider mains in Taumarunui.
Veolia confirmed that the new 450mm water and 125mm rider main at Golf Road with associated laterals between Ward St and the roundabout are now live and operational as of 11.55pm last night (19/7/22).
Acting Environmental Manager Stuart Watson said that this was a fantastic effort by the Veoila crew to get the job done.
"Council would also like to thank local residents and drivers who may have been inconvenienced at times while the works were underway.
Over the next few days Veolia will focus on balance reinstatement and monitoring of the operations of the new connected water network to ensure everything is working as it should," he said.
"The old Golf Rd water main had been plagued with issues in recent years due to a fault in its manufacture that in combination with its age and other environmental factors has meant it has been prone to ruptures.
Its replacement will be welcomed by local residents who suffered from water outages and by the local Veolia crew who often needed to work through the night to repair the main when it broke.
The $1.3m project was part of $11.7m in water and wastewater projects that were committed for completion in Taumarunui in the last financial year.
Other major water projects scheduled for Taumarunui include a new 450mm water main along Bell Rd and a water line under the railway yard joining a new Hakiaha St water main to complete the loop.
The Bell Rd main will be an independent trunk main from Matapuna reservoir to Rangaroa reservoir designed to ensure water supply if there is any pipe failure within the CBD area.
When finished these works together with new Hospital Hill water main will dramatically improve the resilience of the Taumarunui water infrastructure network,” he said.