Duncan Street, Tawa watermain renewal

Update 21 October - outage

Due to a burst water main in Duncan St, water has been shut off.

This is affecting the following streets:
Cecil Rd
Ongley Cres
Stephen St 

Crews are onsite attending to the burst. We currently do not have an estimated time for when water will be back on. Updates to follow.

Update 3 October

We are progressing works with replacing a watermain pipe in Duncan Street, Tawa.

Traffic management is changing throughout the project and we will continue to advise each major change of traffic management.

On Monday 7 October, traffic moving through the Duncan Street/Stephen Street Intersection will be managed with stop - go manual traffic controllers. These will be in place during weekdays and taken down again at the end of each shift.

Some sections of footpath will be closed while heavy machinery is operating and construction materials are on site; the footpath on the other side of the road will remain open for use.

As required, temporary fencing will be installed around the Stephen St traffic islands between the entry and exit lanes onto Duncan St. Access to Stephen Street will be available at all time. This will be overnight and/or weekends when the worksite is unattended.

Duncan st 7 oct tmp 1
Duncan st 7 oct tmp 2

Update 16 September

As part of our watermain renewal project, we will be interrupting water supply for a short time.

This is scheduled to take place from 9:00am to 1.00pm, Tuesday 17th September 2019.

The water will be back on as soon as possible, but we recommend you fill up some containers with water before the time above and avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine or any appliances that use water. It is best not to use water from your hot water cylinder either as the cylinder may get damaged if the water level gets too low.

When the water supply is turned back on, it’s a good idea to open a cold tap slowly and let it run for a minute or so to clear any air bubbles that may have entered the system. Air can cause the water to turn a milky colour, but this won’t affect the taste and should clear quickly.

Update 13 September

Work is well underway on the Duncan Street stage of our Tawa watermain renewal project. In order for us to progress and in the interest of public safety we need to temporarily remove parking at the Park & Ride in Duncan Street and to relocate the existing bus stops. 

From Thursday 19 September until Friday 11 October parking will be unavailable at the Park & Ride. Bus stop 3953 will move approximately 150m north along Duncan Street. The map below provides details of the unavailable car parks.  Signs will be put up next week in the temporary bus stop locations. 

Duncan Street Parking

Update 12 September 

As part of our Tawa watermain renewal project, a trial shutdown is needed to check the local network on the Duncan Street stage of the work.  This means that the water supply will be interrupted to homes or businesses in the area for a short time.

This is scheduled to take place from: 2:00pm to 3.30pm, Friday 13th September 2019

There will be another temporary water shutdown to connect the new pipe into the existing pipeline and we’ll let you know when this will be, closer to the time.

The water will be back on as soon as possible, but we recommend you fill up some containers with water before the time above and avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine or any appliances that uses water. It is best not to use water from your hot water cylinder either as the cylinder may get damaged if the water level gets too low.

When the water supply is turned back on, it’s a good idea to open a cold tap slowly and let it run for a minute or so to clear any air bubbles that may have entered the system. Air can cause the water to turn a milky colour, but this won’t affect the taste and should clear quickly.

If you have any questions about this shutdown or the works at Duncan Street, please contact the project team below. 

Update 27 August

What are we doing?

Work has started on the Tawa watermain renewal project.  This project will be completed in two stages and will involve replacing the existing watermains and rider mains in Duncan Street and Beauchamp Street, Tawa.  Replacing the aging pipes will not only improve service delivery and improve water demand during peak periods but will also improve environmental resilience by installing cement lined seismically resilient pipes. 

The first stage of this work is underway in Duncan Street and will take approximately 20 weeks to complete (mid-January 2020). Once the work in Duncan Street has been completed the second stage of the project will begin in Beauchamp Street. 

Project information

The hours of work will generally be 7am-6pm-  Monday to Friday, with some Saturdays worked if necessary. The construction work will largely be undertaken within the road reserve within Duncan Street.

Traffic management will be present and will be constantly changing throughout the project.  We will  provide regular updates as the project progesses.

On 28 August, southbound traffic on Duncan Street will be detoured around the work site via Tawa Terrace to the Tawa Street roundabout (see the red arrow in the map below). Northbound traffic will be one-way from the Tawa Street roundabout to the Tawa Terrace intersection (green arrow).

Duncan st 28 august

While work areas will be fenced off, access to property will be maintained at all times. There may be occasions when the contractor needs to gain access to private property, however affected residents will be contacted directly at least 24 hours’ before access is required. If you have any concerns relating to access, please contact our project team below. On-street parking in the area alongside the worksite will be restricted and residents have been asked not to park within the coned areas.  This will help us to get our work done as quickly as possible.

Motorists travelling through the worksite may experience short delays during working hours. Due to the nature of the work we will be using heavy machinery such as excavators and concrete saws during construction. There will be some noise associated with this type of work, but every effort will be made to reduce noise and disruption.

  • E Carsons & Sons, Paul Davison 027 317 9191 - Contractor
  • Stantec , Yass Sundarapperuma 027 547 2391 - Consultant

After hours, please call the Wellington City Council Call Centre on 04 499 4444 (24/7).