Projects / Victoria Street Wastewater Rising Main - Stage 1

Victoria Street Wastewater Rising Main - Stage 1

Current status

On behalf of Wellington City Council, we are replacing an ageing wastewater rising main along Victoria Street as part of our programme of work to increase the capacity and resilience of the city's wastewater network.

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If you have any questions about this work, please contact:

Wellington Water, 04 912 4400

Work has now been completed on Stage 1 of the new rising main between  Harris Street and Wakefield Street.  

 Work on Stage 2, the remaining section between Harris Street and Willeston Street is subject to future long-term funding.

Why are we doing this?

This project is part of a major upgrade of the CBD wastewater network. The upgrade is designed to ensure future resilience, support population growth and protect the environment. Check out other projects as part of this programme of work.

Taranaki Street Pump Station

Taranaki Street Rising Main

Wakefield Street Rising Main - Stage 1

What we are doing

We're replacing an existing rising main along Victoria Street that has reached the end of its life. A rising main is a pipe that moves wastewater under pressure it so that it can travel to the main pipe (the interceptor) and then to the Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.

For Stage 1, we are working between the intersection with Willeston Street and the junction of Wakefield and Victoria Streets - the sliplane from Victoria Street onto Wakefield Street.   

We have timed the work in this area for Stage 1 to avoid delays to the work that is being undertaken to strengthen Te Matapihi/the Central Library.  The second stage between Harris and Willeston Street will be constructed in 2024.