Update 25 September

We will soon be getting under way with renewing the watermain in Beauchamp Street, Tawa. This work will take about four weeks from 30 September to 23 October 2020. Hours of work will generally be 7:00am – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

In doing our work we will need to close Beauchamp Street’s northbound lane to through traffic, between McLellan Street up to and including Rawson Street. Detours will be set up for northbound traffic (see image below). The southbound lane will remain open for southbound traffic as normal.

While work areas will be fenced off, we will make sure that you have access to your property. There may be occasions when road works will be directly outside driveways.  In these instances, residents will be notified at least 24 hours in advance and advised where can park vehicles as close as practical to your property.

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.

Beauchamp

Update 14 September

Wellington Water will soon be getting under way with replacing the watermain in Beauchamp Street, Tawa.

This work will take about 13 weeks from 21st September to 18th December. Hours of work will generally be 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday. During the first week we will complete our investigations, before commencing the watermain renewal works roper in week two.  

We will begin our work between McLellan and Rawson Streets and once the main lines have been installed the project team will need to temporarily turn the water off to connect the new lines to the existing water supply. Future letter drops will made to advise of temporary water shut downs.

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.

If you have any questions about this project or for regular updates on the work, please contact the following;

E Carson and Sons, Paul Davison, 027 317 9191
Stantec, Ryan Abrey, 027 279 8920

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

Update 27 April

The project will continue as planned during Covid-19 alert level three.

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.

Due to this, this project has been put on hold during the lockdown period. We will update communities once this project recommences.


Update 20 December

We will soon be getting under way with replacing a watermain pipe in Beauchamp Street, Tawa. This work will take about 12 weeks from 21 January to 10 April. Hours of work will generally be 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

We will begin our work between McLellan and Rawson Streets and will be installing temporary water pipe to supply properties ahead of replacing the existing watermain pipe in Beauchamp Street. The water pipe will cross some driveways and will have retractable ramps over the top; we ask that you do not handle this pipe. If you have any concerns about this, you can contact our project team anytime.

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.

If you have any questions about this project or for regular updates on the work, please contact the following;

  • E Carson and Sons, Paul Davison, 027 317 9191
  • Stantec, Ryan Abrey, 027 279 8920

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

Update 26 November

The project team replacing the water pipe in Duncan Street need to temporarily turn the water off to progress works and is scheduled for 10:00am to 2:00pm, Thursday 28 November 2019.

Update 11 November

The project team replacing the water pipe in Duncan Street need to temporarily turn the water off to progress construction. This means that water supply will be interrupted to homes or business for a short time. This is because the planned interruption to water supply for Monday 11 November has been deferred due to poor weather. 

This is scheduled to take place from: 9:00am to 1:00pm, Wednesday 13 November 2019, and 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Thursday 14 November 2019

Poor weather contingency: 10:00am to 2:00pm, Friday 15 November 2019  

Update 8 November

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

The temporary shutdown is scheduled to take place from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday 11 November 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 wither 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 7 Nov

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

The temporary shutdown is scheduled to take place from 10:00am – 2:00pm, Friday 8 November 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 wither as the cylinder may get damaged if the water level gets too low.

Update 4 November

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

The temporary shutdown is scheduled to take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Wednesday 6 November 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 wither 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.

Update 1 November

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

As the works continue, the traffic management will change on Tuesday 5 November to Friday 8 November.  Over this time the north end of Tawa Terrace will be closed to through vehicle traffic, at the Tawa Terrace/Duncan Street intersection.

Traffic can travel as normal along Duncan St and a detour route will be in place via the Tawa Terrace/Duncan Street roundabout.

The picture below shows the general traffic management set up and detour route.

Duncan St TMP

This road closure is needed for road user and construction crew safety as heavy machinery will be operating.  The footpath will be temporarily diverted around the worksite.

To complete this work we will need to turn the water off for up to four hours to properties along and off Tawa Terrace.  Closer to the time a follow up letter will be delivered to affected properties with further details.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to complete this important renewal works. 

Update 31 October

We will soon be getting under way with investigations to locate services for a planned project to replace the aging watermain pipe in Beauchamp Street, Tawa. 

The investigations are expected to take place within the carriageway, road and footpath areas and will take a few days to complete from 1 November until 7 November 2019. 

Hours of work will generally be:

  • 7:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Work areas will be fenced off, and it is not expected that traffic flows or access to properties will be significantly disrupted.

The watermain renewal project may begin in late November 2019 or early January 2020. We’ll be in touch closer to the time with more information.

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).