We are continuing investigations via CCTV as we determine the best option for permanent repair. We’ve installed specialist quiet bypass pumps which will be in operation until a long term solution is in place.
Last night, Wellington Water crews responded to a blockage in a wastewater pipe beneath Waiwhetū Stream near Bell Road in Hutt City. We began a pumping operation to bypass the blockage and direct the flow into the wastewater main heading to the treatment plant.
Our next step will be to install a temporary steel bypass pipeline over the stream, which will ensure safe wastewater flow while we design and engineer a permanent repair.