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Over the next two weeks, Wellington Water will start testing the new fluoride facilities, which have been built at the Te Marua and Gear Island Water Treatment Plants, before bringing the facilities into full service.
The fluoride service at the Wainuiomata Water Treatment Plant will restart this evening. Fluoride service to the plant was temporarily turned off to allow un-fluoridated water to be supplied to Petone and Korokoro while urgent repairs to the bulk watermain on Waione Road, Petone are made.
As a result of flooding, Wellington Water is issuing a cautionary boil water notice for Pirinoa. UPDATE 25 July 2022: The boil water notice is now lifted for Pirinoa.
Wellington Water has begun a critical five-year project to improve the resilience and capacity of the Avalon wastewater system in Lower Hutt. This work is expected to reduce the risk of emergency repairs and outages, minimise public health risks, protect the environment and enhance the health of the local Waiwhetu aquifer.
UPDATE: 6.40PM, 13/7/22 Repairs to the flood damaged UV system have restored the UV treatment to 75% capacity. The treatment plant is back to acceptable operation with UV treated discharge to the wetland. We'll provide further updates tomorrow. ----- Our crews are on site today investigating damage to equipment at the Lake Ferry Wastewater Treatment Plant, which has resulted in partially treated wastewater being discharged onto land. This has been caused by recent flooding in the area.