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Willis Street fully reopened yesterday afternoon after the successful connection of the new underground wastewater pipe in Willis Street replacing the temporary overland pipe installed after the original tunnel collapse in December.
From today, 31 March, the ban on using sprinklers in Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Porirua has been eased, with restricted garden watering conditions now in place.
During the heightened national response to Covid-19, our top priority is providing clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment to our community.
Drinking water supply and wastewater treatment are essential community services. Wellington Water has contingency plans in place to ensure these services will continue in the event of situations such as Covid-19.
Wellington Water has worked with a leading international engineering firm to develop an innovative solution to repair the high pressure sludge pipelines between the Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Carey’s Gully landfill. However the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic will delay its installation.