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The Wellington Water Committee on Friday agreed to recommend to existing shareholders that South Wairarapa District Council become the sixth shareholder in the council-owned water services management company Wellington Water.
Representatives of the five councils that own Wellington Water have directed the water services company to prepare a response strategy for climate change. A workshop of councillors from the Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Greater Wellington regional councils, South Wairarapa District council, representatives from mana whenua groups Taranaki Whānui and Ngāti Toa and Wellington Water board members on Friday discussed the challenges of climate change and reducing carbon emissions, with an emphasis on water infrastructure.
Porirua Mayor Mike Tana joined Water Committee representatives, council officers and about 30 Wellington Water staff to celebrate the establishment of Wellington Water’s new Porirua depot on Wednesday morning.
Wellington Water marked the inauguration of its new regional service delivery model with a ceremony at its depot in Pomare, Lower Hutt, this morning. Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy and Lower Hutt deputy mayor David Bassett both attended an early morning barbeque at the depot, on a cold, wet morning.
The council-owned water services company, Wellington Water, and global environmental services provider, Veolia, have signed a 10 year, $17 million per year contract to operate and maintain the four wastewater treatment plants that serve metropolitan Wellington.