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Keep up to date with the latest news from Wellington Water and our mahi here.

 

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4/07/2022
Major wastewater upgrade for Wellington CBD
Work began this morning on the first stage of a major upgrade of wastewater infrastructure for Wellington’s CBD – the five project Wellington CBD Wastewater Renewals and Upgrades programme.

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30/06/2022
New wetland restores natural environment to central Porirua
Te Kukuwai o Toa is the name gifted by Ngāti Toa Rangatira to the new wetland at Elsdon Park. The name was formally unveiled at a dawn ceremony today.

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23/06/2022
Moa Point treatment plant repairs may result in reduced capacity in high rainfall events.
Wellington Water is advising residents that there may be more frequent discharges of partially treated, diluted wastewater into Cook Strait from the Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant this winter due to one of the plant’s three clarifiers needing repair.

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3/06/2022
Resumption of fluoridation at Te Mārua and Gear Island water treatment plants
Wellington Water is aiming to have fluoride back in the drinking water at the Te Mārua and Gear Island Water Treatment Plants in September 2022.

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27/05/2022
Update on Wellington Water fluoridation inquiry
The independent inquiry into events that resulted in Wellington Water stopping fluoridation of drinking water at the Te Mārua and Gear Island Water Treatment Plants is close to completion and is expected to be released, along with the organisation’s response, by early July.

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6/05/2022
Martinborough residents asked to conserve water
Following a chlorination dosing fault at the Ruamahanga Water Treatment Plant, Martinborough residents are asked to conserve water

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25/04/2022
Wellington Water Committee welcomes new board member
Nick Leggett has been appointed to the board of Wellington Water. Wellington Water’s shareholders confirmed the appointment on Friday 18 March following a thorough selection process.

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8/04/2022
Wellington Water updates on work to restore fluoride to Te Mārua and Gear Island water treatment plants
Wellington Water continues to work at pace to restore fluoride to the Te Mārua and Gear Island Water Treatment Plants.

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4/04/2022
Scope and terms of reference set for Wellington Water fluoridation inquiry
The Wellington Water Board has set the scope and terms of reference for an independent inquiry into events that resulted in Wellington Water ceasing fluoridation of drinking water at the Te Mārua and Gear Island water treatment plants.

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18/03/2022
Plan to get fluoride back in the drinking water in the Wellington metropolitan area
Today Wellington Water’s Director Regulatory Services, Charles Barker, outlined plans to get fluoride facilities back up and running at our Te Mārua and Gear Island Water Treatment Plants, as well as improvements to increase the consistency of fluoride levels in our Waterloo and Wainuiomata Water Treatment Plants.

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