Update 12 October 2021

In July 2019, work began to renew water mains in Derwent Street, Humber Street, Moselle Street and Severn Street to provide you with a reliable water network.

The work was prioritised following multiple repairs on the Severn Street watermains and repairs on Moselle Street and Humber Street. Our project has not been without its challenges, the joints between Robertson Street and Moselle Street being one of them.

However, with the use of an additional work crew and the remedial work being done (at the cost of the contractor) in parallel with our work programme, we expect to be complete with this project in March 2022.

The support and patience of the community has been greatly appreciated. Being on site for an extended period of time can be wearing and we’re actively looking for ways to minimise disruption wherever we can.

The diagram (overleaf) shows the work that is done (blue), the remedial joint work (yellow) and what our ongoing work (green) looks like from now until project end.

Friday 17 September 2021

As part of our watermain renewal project, a temporary shutdown of the water supply is required on Severn Street, Moselle Street, Derwent Street, Liddel Grove, Southern Cross Crescent and Humber Street.

This is scheduled to take place from:

10:00am and 3:00pm on Friday 17 September 2021

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’s 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 project, please contact any of the following:

 

  • Construction Contacts Ltd, Ben Eveleigh 021 911 788
  • Wellington Water Ltd, Francis Leniston, 027 4992394

 

 

After hours, please contact the Wellington City Council Call Centre on 04 499 4444

Update Wednesday 1 September

Alert Level 3

This project is critical and will be restarting in Alert Level 3. All necessary safety precautions will be taken, including the use of PPE. 

The new wastewater main will be installed along with connections to properties. Workers will not require entry to properties in Level 3.

This week we’ll be laying new water pipes along the full length of Moselle Street and carrying out pothole repairs at the intersection of Wye Street and Severn Street.

10 August 2021

As you’re aware, we have been working to renew water mains in Derwent Street, Humber Street, Moselle Street and Severn Street to provide you with a reliable water network.

To achieve this, we perform rigorous stress testing to make sure new pipelines are resilient and long-lasting.

Our recent quality assurance tests have identified a durability issue with some of the joints used on Severn Street’s new watermain between Robertson Street and Moselle Street.

Other areas of work between Robertson Street and 175 Severn Street and Humber Street between The Parade and Clyde Street, do not have durability issues and are now complete. 

Although disheartening, finding faults as part of our quality assurance testing process is better than finishing the project and problems arising later.

To address the issue we will carry out remedial work to replace the joints that failed the quality assurance testing. This work will run alongside our ongoing project in Derwent Street, Humber Street and Moselle Street. 

We do not expect the project’s planned completion date of December 2021 to be extended.

At this stage, the remedial work will not require Severn Street to be closed, however it may be reduced to one lane. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support. 

FAQs

Why are you doing this work?

The purpose of this project is the renewal of the existing water mains in Derwent Street, Humber Street, Moselle Street and Severn Street.

This renewal is urgent following multiple repairs on the Severn Street watermains and repairs on Moselle Street and Humber Street.

How long will this work take?

It is important to us that local residents have the reliable water network they deserve.

To achieve this, we are renewing the existing watermains and ensuring they are durable and long-lasting.  

We remain on schedule to complete work in December 2021.

Why are the some of the joints used on the Severn Street pipeline not up to standard?

We have identified the potential causes of the durability issue in this part of the new network and are resolving those issues with the new joints.

Are other recently laid pipelines likely have the same issue?

Other parts of the Severn Street project have been tested and have passed our quality requirements.

All new pipework in our network undergoes the same quality assurance tests, and we haven’t had any issues like this in the past few years.

How long will the remedial work take?

The remedial work will be carried out in parallel with ongoing work in the area.

We do not expect the project’s planned completion date of December 2021 to be extended.

Who is liable for the work?

Our contractor has worked with us to establish the potential causes of the failure and will fix the joints at their own cost. 

We will make sure any lessons learnt from the incident are shared with our contracting panel.

Will the pipes have to all be dug up, or just sections?

We will only need access to these specific joints, not the entire pipeline.

Why was this problem only discovered when the work had already been covered up?

The durability test involves cutting out samples of completed pipework and sending the sample to an approved laboratory for destructive testing.

The laboratory technician records how the joint fails and these measurements are used to determine if the joint will perform adequately over time.

Thorough testing takes time to complete, and it is important for work to continue in the interim.  

2 August 2021

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to renew the watermain in your area. As part of this project, we will be interrupting the water supply. The temporary interruption to water supply is scheduled to take place from:

                                               9.30am-2.15pm Monday 2 August 2021

The water will be back to usual operating pressure as soon as possible, but we recommend you avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine or any appliances that use water.

When the water supply is turned back on, open a cold tap slowly and let it run for a minute to clear any 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 

For regular updates on the work, please visit www.wellingtonwater.co.nz/severn-street-water-main or if you’d like to receive text updates regarding this project, please provide your contact details and address to either of the following:

Ben Eveleigh, Construction Contacts Ltd, 021 911 788, ben@ccl.co.nz
Andrew Lim, Wellington Water 021 307 023

After hours, please call the Wellington City Council Call Centre at 04 499 4444

Update 14 July 2021

Thank you for your patience as work continues with the watermain renewal on Humber Street.  The anticipated completion date is Friday 16 July 2021. 

As a part of this project, we will be interrupting water supply from 10am-2.30pm on Wednesday 14 July 2021. When the water supply is turned back on, open a cold tap slowly and let it run for a minute to clear any 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.

Hours of work continue to be generally between 7am-6pm Monday to Friday. While work areas are fenced off, we will make sure you always have access to your property, unless prior arrangements have been made. 

Update 28 April 2021

Work will soon be getting under way with the watermain renewal on Humber Street, between the junction with the Parade and Clyde Street, Island Bay.

This work will take approximately eight weeks from 10 May to 2 July 2021. Hours of work will generally be 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm on Saturday as required. 

For the duration of the works (including overnight and weekends), Humber Street will be one way only between the Parade and Clyde Street. This means that west bound traffic exiting onto The Parade from Humber Street will need to follow the signed diversion route (refer diagram overleaf).

While work areas will be fenced off, we will make sure that you have access to your property at all times, unless prior arrangement has been made.

It is expected that our work will generate some construction noise at times, but we will do our best to keep this to a minimum.  You can contact our project team anytime if you have any concerns about that.

On-street car parking in the area alongside the worksite will be restricted and we ask you to please not park your vehicle within the coned areas.  This will help us to get the work done as quickly as possible.

For regular updates on the work, please visit www.wellingtonwater.co.nz/severn-street-water-main or if you’d like to receive text updates regarding this project, please provide your contact details and address to either of the following:

Ben Eveleigh, Construction Contacts Ltd 021 911 788 ben@ccl.co.nz

Francis Leniston, Wellington Water 027 499 2394

After hours, please call the Wellington City Council Call Centre at 04 499 4444.

Update 24 April 2021

We will soon be restarting  work to upgrade the existing water supply pipework in, Severn Street, Moselle Street, Derwent Street and Humber Street, Island Bay. 

Work will begin again next week 28 April 2020. In doing our work we will be taking extra precautions to ensure that residents and our workers are safe and protected from the risks posed by Covid-19. These precautions include social distancing, hygiene practices, and communication procedures for our workers. Our crew will effectively be working as their own bubble and we ask that you please maintain your distance from our workers at all times – in other words ‘don’t burst our bubble!’ 

There may be short periods where restrictions with using your water connection are in place. The site team will advise you 48 hours prior to any planned water shutdowns, and cover things such as length of time the water supply will be interrupted and access to water during that time.

Update 25 February 2021

Through traffic closure  - begins Monday 8 March 62-88 Severn Street

On Monday 8 March the closure begins for through traffic between 62-88 Severn Street, Island Bay. The work area will move progressively Southwards towards Frobisher St with a projected finish date of 11 June (after which we will continue works on Moselle St).  Residents within this area will retain vehicle access to their properties for the majority of the time, however there may be times when this is not possible, we will liaise directly with residents in these cases.

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FAQs

Why does vehicle access need to be restricted?

The existing watermain in Severn Street is at the end of its operational life and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, due to the available space between existing services, sections of Severn Street and Wye Street are too narrow to install the new water main while maintaining a lane for traffic. Keeping this arrangement, even after hours, allows us to complete the work more efficiently. 

How long will vehicle access be restricted?

We plan to restrict Severn Street to resident’s access only 24/7 Monday 8 March – mid- June 2021. We will confirm this with you at least 48 hours beforehand. 

Can I still drive to my property?

Most of the time you will have vehicle access to your property, but only from one direction. When work is being carried out directly outside your property vehicle access may not be possible, we will advise you when/if this needs to happen.

Work will start at 59 Severn Street and move south towards Robertson Street. If your property is South of the work area, vehicle access will be from Robertson St, if your property is north of the work area access will be from Moselle Street.

Can still walk to my property?

Yes, a route for pedestrians will be maintained during the project.

Will bus routes be affected?

School bus routes 654, 726, 728, 731, 732, 775 and 776 will all be affected by the work, please refer to www.metlink.org.nz for further details.

I have visitors, can they park on the street?

Sections of street parking will not be available, these sections will move as work progresses. No parking areas will be clearly sign posted.

I am carrying out building work at my property, will this be affected?

Most work should be able to carry on as planned, however access may be restricted at times. Please contact Ben Eveleigh, on 021911788 or ben@ccl.co.nz so we can co-ordinate activities to minimise disruption to your work.

What about rubbish/recycling collections and couriers etc?

These will continue as usual. If you’re ordering items for delivery e.g. Uber Eats please advise the delivery company whether they should approach from the Moselle Street or Robertson Street.

How can I get updates as the work progresses?

If you want to receive text messages or email updates about the project, please forward your contact details to Ben Eveleigh, on 021911788 or ben@ccl.co.nz. Additional letter drops will be carried out before different stages begin, or to notify you of any significant changes to the planned work.

What should I do if I have specific access requirements or questions?

Please contact Ben Eveleigh, on 021911788 or ben@ccl.co.nz. Alternatively you can talk to any of our site team during the works.

Update 17 February 2021

Restricted Vehicle Access from 2 March 2021 – June 2021

The upgrade of the existing water supply pipework on Severn Street (between Wye Street and Moselle Street) is progressing well.

During Stage 2 of our work 59-125 Severn Street will have essential resident access only. A diversion will be in place for through traffic, as the road is not wide enough to keep a lane open.

If your property falls within the restricted access area (please note that this includes all properties on Wye St, Liddel Grove and Southern Cross Crescent), your access routes will change as the work progresses. Our site team will provide updates as things change.

On street parking will be available close to your property.

Severn street 2

FAQs

Why does vehicle access need to be restricted?

The existing watermain in Severn Street is at the end of its operational life and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, due to the available space between existing services, sections of Severn Street and Wye Street are too narrow to install the new water main while maintaining a lane for traffic. Keeping this arrangement, even after hours, allows us to complete the work more efficiently.

How long will vehicle access be restricted?

We plan to restrict Severn Street to resident’s access only 24/7 Tuesday 2nd March – early June 2021. We will confirm this with you at least 48 hours beforehand.

Can I still drive to my property?

Most of the time you will have vehicle access to your property, but only from one direction. When work is being carried out directly outside your property vehicle access may not be possible, we will advise you when/if this needs to happen.

Work will start at 59 Severn Street and move south towards Robertson Street. If your property is South of the work area, vehicle access will be from Robertson St, if your property is north of the work area access will be from Moselle Street.

Can still walk to my property?

Yes, a route for pedestrians will be maintained during the project.

Will bus routes be affected?

School bus routes 654, 726, 728, 731, 732, 775 and 776 will all be affected by the work, please refer to www.metlink.org.nz for further details.

I have visitors, can they park on the street?

Sections of street parking will not be available, these sections will move as work progresses. No parking areas will be clearly sign posted.

I am carrying out building work at my property, will this be affected?

Most work should be able to carry on as planned, however access may be restricted at times. Please contact Ben Eveleigh, on 021911788 or ben@ccl.co.nz so we can co-ordinate activities to minimise disruption to your work.

What about rubbish/recycling collections and couriers etc?

These will continue as usual. If you’re ordering items for delivery e.g. Uber Eats please advise the delivery company whether they should approach from the Moselle Street or Robertson Street.

How can I get updates as the work progresses?

If you want to receive text messages or email updates about the project, please forward your contact details to Ben Eveleigh, on 021911788 or ben@ccl.co.nz. Additional letter drops will be carried out before different stages begin, or to notify you of any significant changes to the planned work.

What should I do if I have specific access requirements or questions?

Please contact Ben Eveleigh, on 021911788 or ben@ccl.co.nz. Alternatively you can talk to any of our site team during the works.

Update 9 February 2021

As part of our water main renewal project, a temporary shutdown is required because the existing water pipe is in too fragile a condition for an additional pipe to be laid beside it without risking pipe failure.

This means that the water supply will be interrupted for approximately seven hours, for a discrete number of private properties located within the yellow area in the map below. Properties within the red areas will have water supply interrupted for under four hours.

9:30am to 4:30pm, Wednesday 10 February 2021 (Yellow area)
11am to 2:30pm, Wednesday 10 February 2021 (Red area)

Pic 1 Severn

Water may be collected from outside number 57 Severn Street from 9:30am during the water supply interruption.

 Pic 2 Severn

The water will be back to usual operating pressure as soon as possible, but we recommend you avoid running your dishwasher, washing machine or any appliances that use water.

When the water supply is turned back on, it is a good idea to open a cold tap slowly and let it run for a minute or so to clear any 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.

29 January 2021

We are responding to a burst water main in Derwent Street.  Residents and businesses have been notified and bottled water is available onsite. We anticipate that repairs will be completed and services returned by 5pm.

This means that water is temporarily off for Southern Cross Crescent and a section of Severn Street, while the team work to reduce the shutdown to make repair on the mains.

Update 11 January

Works resume again from the week beginning 11 January 2021.

Update 22 December

Upgrading of the existing water supply pipework from Severn Street to Moselle Street is progressing well. We have now laid 300m of new pipe from Moselle Street to 61 Severn Street as shown on the map below.

 Severn St

We will be stopping work temporarily over the Christmas Break and starting again in the New Year. All parking and access restrictions will be removed on Tuesday 22 December 2020 until our return on Monday 11 January 2021. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we understand that these restrictions have been disruptive to residents.

For regular updates on the work via text please provide your contact details and address to either of the following;

Ben Eveleigh, Construction Contacts Ltd, 021 911 788
Francis Leniston, Wellington Water, 027 499 2394

In the event of a water outage or noticeable leak in the street please call the Wellington City Council Call Centre on 04 499 4444 to log a job with our reactive works team.

Update 20 November

Our work is progressing well with new pipework installed and materials tested along the even side of Severn Street between numbers 38 and 54. Now we are preparing to install larger pipework on the odd side of the Severn Street between numbers 15 and 57. This work will get under way on Tuesday 24 November and will affect driveway access for some properties from Wednesday. We will door knock and talk with property owners about when this will impact them.

Following our work in this area we’ll continue to work south towards Zone A. We’ll be in touch closer to this time with more information on access restrictions and timing.

Update 19 October

Work has started on upgrading the existing water supply pipework from Severn Street to Moselle Street, Island Bay.

The renewal involves replacing pipe at the end of its design life and connecting properties to the new watermain. Our approach is to start with Section B (shown as green below), which is the most affected by pipe breaks. On completion of this section, we will move on to sections, A (blue), C (yellow), and then D (crimson).

Severn St

Traffic management will be in place when required and traffic and parking restrictions will be necessary while the works are carried out. Access to private driveways may be obstructed at times, however the site team will let residents know about this in good time.

There may be short periods where restrictions with using your water connection are in place. The site team will advise you 48 hours prior to any planned water shutdowns, and cover things such as length of time the water supply will be interrupted and access to water during that time.

Work will be completed as quickly as possible and we will do everything we can to minimise any disruptions.

Our work is scheduled to begin on 19 October 2020; we will keep you updated as this project progresses. Hours of work will generally be 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

Update 23 September

The problem

The residents of Severn Street, and the vicinity are becoming increasingly frustrated at frequent interruptions to water supply, as breaks in the network are fixed.

Fixing the problem

We have an ongoing project to improve the reliability of the water supply in Severn Street from Dennis Way to Humber Street. The existing water mains in these streets have failed multiple times in recent years. Due to the urgency of this work, we brought the work forward two years and packaged the project as a staged renewal.

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So far, stages one and two are complete. Stage one involved installing a temporary bypass between 155 and 159 Severn Street, to address urgent risk to private property. Stage two includes the permanent upgrade between 161 Severn Street to Robertson Street, and investigation works in preparation for stage three.

Stage three includes a permanent upgrade between Robertson and Humber Street – work will begin in October 2020. This means that the area worst affected by failures will be renewed by the end of the year. Covid-19 has affected this project in that this stage was originally scheduled to begin in July 2020.

Update 22 June

As part of our watermain renewal project, a temporary shutdown of the water supply is required to disconnect a retired section of water main at the intersection of Severn Street and Dennis Way.

This is scheduled to take place from: 12:00pm and 4:00pm on Wednesday 24th June 2020

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’s 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 project, please contact any of the following:

  • Construction Contacts Ltd, Ben Eveleigh 021 911 788

  • Wellington Water Ltd, Royce Haxton 027 232 4291

After hours, please contact the Wellington City Council Call Centre on 04 499 4444

Update 8 June

The temporary road restrictions between Robertson Street and Dennis Street will remain in place for a few more weeks, and the next step for this part of the project is to finish transferring properties to the newer watermain and tidying up the old pipework. To do this we will need to schedule some planned water outages, and we’ll give affected residents at least 24 hours’ notice before these take place.

We’ve also completed the ground investigations for Stage 3 and will soon have completed the overall design. Work is expected to begin on this in September/October.

We thank residents for their patience while our crews to do this work.

 

Update 14 July 2021

Thank you for your patience as work continues with the watermain renewal on Humber Street.  The anticipated completion date is Friday 16 July 2021. 

As a part of this project, we will be interrupting water supply from 10am-2.30pm on Wednesday 14 July 2021. When the water supply is turned back on, open a cold tap slowly and let it run for a minute to clear any 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.

Hours of work continue to be generally between 7am-6pm Monday to Friday. While work areas are fenced off, we will make sure you always have access to your property, unless prior arrangements have been made. 

Update 24 April

We will soon be restarting  work to upgrade the existing water supply pipework in, Severn Street, Moselle Street, Derwent Street and Humber Street, Island Bay. 

Work will begin again next week 28 April 2020. In doing our work we will be taking extra precautions to ensure that residents and our workers are safe and protected from the risks posed by Covid-19. These precautions include social distancing, hygiene practices, and communication procedures for our workers. Our crew will effectively be working as their own bubble and we ask that you please maintain your distance from our workers at all times – in other words ‘don’t burst our bubble!’ 

There may be short periods where restrictions with using your water connection are in place. The site team will advise you 48 hours prior to any planned water shutdowns, and cover things such as length of time the water supply will be interrupted and access to water during that time.

Update 31 March

During the heightened national response to Covid-19, our top priority is providing clean drinking water and safe wastewater treatment to our communities, which has meant prioritising essential project work. Read more here.

We have suspended our planned upgrade works for the duration of the lockdown period. We will be reviewing this decision as the situation evolves and will keep you informed of our plan to return to work on the project. 

Water supply is an essential service and the supply to Severn Street will continue to be maintained during the lockdown period. If there is a burst or repair required, our maintenance crews will attend to make all necessary repairs to restore service to your home.

Update 13 March

The project team replacing the water pipe in Severn Street need to temporarily turn the water off. This means that water supply will be interrupted to your home or business for a short time.

This is scheduled to take place from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Tuesday 17 March

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.

There will be similar future shut downs as the project team connects the new pipeline into the existing pipeline in the road and also to change over the individual lines to each property.  You will receive a follow up letters to notify you of these events.

If you have any questions about this project or for regular updates on the work, please visit the “work in your area” section on the Wellington Water website or if you’d like to receive text updates regarding this project, please provide your contact details and address to either of the following;

  • Construction Contacts Ltd, Ben Eveleigh 021 911 788
  • Wellington Water Ltd, Francis Leniston 027 499 2394

Update 3 March

We will soon be getting under way with investigations for upgrading the existing water supply pipework in, Severn Street, Moselle Street, Derwent Street and Humber Street, Island Bay.    

The proposed renewal involves replacing pipe at the end of its design life and transferring some Severn Street properties to another newer watermain.   

Currently, we are undertaking site investigations to confirm our design approach, so you may see people in the area. The investigations are expected to take place outside 2 Humber Street and progressively work towards the junction between Severn Street and Robertson Street over the next five weeks.

Traffic management will be in place when required and traffic and parking restrictions will be necessary while the works are carried out. Access to private driveways may be obstructed at times, however the site team will let residents know about this in good time.

There may be short periods where restrictions with using your water connection are in place. The site team will advise you 48 hours prior to any planned water shutdowns, and cover things such as length of time the water supply will be interrupted and access to water during that time.

Work will be completed as quickly as possible and we will do everything we can to minimise any disruptions.

Construction work is currently scheduled to begin in late March 2020; we will be in touch again when the proposed work programme is settled.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact either of the following:

  • Construction Contacts Ltd, Ben Eveleigh 021 911 788
  • Wellington Water Ltd, Francis Leniston 027 499 2394

Update 15 August 2019

A shutdown of the water supply is required to connect a section of temporary main to the existing network within Severn Street. This means that water supply will be interrupted to homes for a short time.

This will take place between 10.00am to 2.00pm, Monday 19 August 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, our contractor will run the outside tap at your property for a short time to check water flow.

It’s also 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 5 August 2019

We will soon be getting under way with installing temporary watermain pipelines and new water laterals in Severn Street, Island Bay. This work will fix ongoing water leaks and is part of a major watermain renewal project scheduled for mid 2020.

This work will take about two weeks to complete, starting from 9 August 2019. 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 private properties and road reserve in Severn Street. 

While work areas will be fenced off, we will make sure that you have access to your property at all times. There may be occasions when the contractor needs to gain access to your property although we’ll give you at least 24 hours’ notice of this. If you have any concerns with access, you can contact our project team anytime.


On-street parking in the area alongside the worksite will be restricted and so we ask you to please not park your vehicle within the coned areas. This will help us to get our work done as quickly as possible. There may be some delay for traffic passing through the worksite during working hours as well.

In laying the watermain pipelines, we will be using heavy machinery such as excavators and concrete saws during construction. There will be some noise with this work, but every effort will be made to reduce noise and disruption.


• Construction Contracts Ltd. Ben Eveleigh, 021 911 788
• Wellington Water, Francis Leniston, 027 499 2394


After hours, please call the Wellington City Council Call Centre on 04 499 4444.


What's happening?

The watermain in Derwent Street, Humber Street, Moselle Street and Severn Street is ageing and needs replacement.

This work will be completed in stages with the temporary solution for Severn Street being in put in place with urgency.

Stage One: August 2019 – Severn Street temporary watermains pipeline installed and permanent laterals installed at the same time. Work will begin early August and last for approximately two weeks.

Stage Two: November 2019 – Ground Investigations to determine the best alignment.

Stage Three: March 2020 –Watermain renewal project – approximately 6-8 months.