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Wellington Water
We manage the water networks for Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, and GWRC. Also follow us for news on water outages
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Wellington Water Aug 15
⚠OUTAGE UPDATE⚠ The water will be restored by 5pm. We will update you again if this changes.
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Wellington Water Aug 15
⚠OUTAGE⚠ Multiple streets in Island Bay are without water due to a burst water main. Crews are out resolving the issue, as well as providing bottled water to the area for residents.
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Wellington Water Jul 30
Our contractors did affect the power to a small number of properties in Wallace Street. Wellington Electricity were already on-site supervising so power restored quickly. We apologise for the inconvenience
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Wellington Water Jul 4
On the left, you’ll see a typical pipe taking wastewater to be treated at one of four treatment plants. But a few metres down, in the same pipe, there’s a blockage forming from fat being poured down drains, and sanitary products and wet wipes being flushed!
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Wellington Water Jul 3
Earlier today a supply interruption caused a number of Manor Park residents to experience a loss of water. Our crews have investigated and resolved the issue. If you are still experiencing any water supply issues, please contact your council. We apologise for the inconvenience.
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Wellington Water Jul 1
UPDATE: our website is now running as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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Wellington Water Jul 1
⚠Website outage⚠ We're currently experiencing an issue with the Wellington Water website. Unfortunately this means our `Work in your area' function is not available. If you have any issues that you need to report, please contact your local council.
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Wellington Water Jun 30
MEDIA RELEASE: Wellington Water, Veolia sign $170m contract for wastewater services Wellington Water's chief executive Colin Crampton said the contract marked the start of a new and exciting focus on managing wastewater for Wellingtonians.
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Wellington Water Jun 30
The Winter edition of Te Kaitiaki Wai, Wellington Water's official magazine, is now available! In this edition we’ve focused on the impact people’s choices can make on the health of our urban waterways. Happy reading!
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Wellington Water Jun 25
⚠OUTAGE⚠ Residents in parts of Petone and Alicetown have been experiencing a water outage since last night. Our crews are urgently working on this outage and are expecting it to take the rest of the morning. If you have any questions, please call 04 570 6666.
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Wellington Water Jun 24
Wellingtonians are flushing thirty-two tonnes of tampons, nappies and wet wipes each week! Remember to only flush the 3Ps! Poo, Pee and (toilet) Paper 💩🚽🧻
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Wellington Water Jun 19
We are moving into the sixteenth week of the project to renew the wastewater pipe in Gibbons Street, Upper Hutt. Traffic management updates are available at:
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Wellington Water Jun 16
2/2 Investigations also found wastewater joints that had come apart under Queens Wharf, which were attended to by June 15. If washed down the sink, fats and oils can build up in our pipes causing blockages. It’s best to wait for fats and oils to cool then wipe them into the bin.
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Wellington Water Jun 16
1/2 Further to our Friday update we wanted to inform you on what caused the contamination in the inner Wellington Harbour. A fat blockage in the pipes along Brandon St sent wastewater into the stormwater line via a constructed overflow. This was located & cleared on June 12
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Wellington Water Jun 16
Unplanned discharge of Main Outfall Pipeline in Eastbourne update: All necessary repairs have now been made. The main outfall pipeline was placed back into service, and discharge to the Waiwhetu Stream stopped early Saturday morning (June 15).
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Wellington Water Jun 13
We have identified and fixed the cause of the sewage contamination in the harbour. We continue to advise people to avoid swimming in this area. During our investigations we identified other issues, which are being attended to. This will help us to avoid any further disruptions.
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Wellington Water Jun 11
2/2 We are currently investigating this and will update when further information is available. Meanwhile, protect your health by not swimming in the area and be careful about any contact with the water.
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Wellington Water Jun 11
1/2 Wellington Water is urging Wellington harbour users to stay out of the water in the inner harbour due to suspected pollution from sewage, particularly around and near Shed 5.
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Wellington Water Jun 9
Our crew have discovered a leak on our main outfall pipeline which runs from the Seaview WWTP to Pencarrow. The fully treated wastewater is currently discharging into a stormwater drain in Eastbourne. The leak is currently being investigated
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Wellington Water May 27
We had a blast at the Te Wā Heke Festival last week! There were so many children coming along to our Aquarius model, where they were learning about where their water comes from and how they can help reduce their water consumption at home.
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