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Published 7/07/2017

Water and wastewater pipe renewals to start in Upper Hutt’s city centre Monday 10 July

From 10 July to end of September 2017, Wellington Water will be renewing the aging water and wastewater pipes along Upper Hutt’s Main Street, Wakefield Street and Logan Street to improve the resilience of the infrastructure.

With some parts of the water pipe dating back to 1928, and the wastewater pipe being in poor condition, the renewal work will help to reduce the number of bursts and costly emergency repairs, disruption and outages.

Work for the water and wastewater renewals will be carried out between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday, with some weekend and night-time work. To limit the impact on local businesses and the wider community, the work will be carried out in sections.

On-street car parks next to the work site will be restricted and there will be some unavoidable noise from plant and machinery, which will be kept to a minimum. Pedestrian access to all businesses will be maintained during business hours. There may be some delays for traffic passing through the worksite during working hours.

A small number of scheduled water outages will happen as part of the work. These will occur at night for up to four hours at a time with all affected businesses and residents notified in advance. For more information visit Wellington Water’s website:

To minimise cost, and avoid multiple disruptions, Upper Hutt City Council will take the opportunity to upgrade the same sections of Main and Wakefield streets. The footpath, curb, gutter, and road surface will be upgraded as the pipe renewal work is completed. The roading improvements will extend the hours of work into the night and weekends. The roading work will also continue past the pipe renewal completion of 30 September. For more information on the roading work, contact Upper Hutt City Council’s Roading Manager, Patrick Hanaray on (04) 527 2169.

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