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Waimangaroa water supply upgrade begins

23 Sep 2022

Council’s contractor has started to replace the main water pipe for the Waimangaroa water supply along Conns Creek Road last week.

Manager Infrastructure Delivery Eric de Boer says: “Tru-line Civil Ltd has been contracted for this upgrade and made steady progress since arriving on site. The replacement is expected to take 12 weeks to complete.”

The Conns Creek main water pipe was impacted by several breakages leading to water outages in Waimangaroa. This was mainly due to age and condition of the pipe.

Mr de Boer says: “We know people in Waimangaroa have eagerly been waiting for this upgrade and we are pleased to see the work finally kicking off. “

Tru-Line Civil Ltd will replace the main water pipe up to the road slip during the coming 12 weeks. Once the Department of Conservation (DOC) has repaired the slip the new pipe will be extended beyond this point.

Mr de Boer says: “We are working closely with DOC to be in a good position to expand the pipe once DOC has fixed the slip.”

Conns Creek Road is managed by DOC and is currently closed due to large slips caused during the February 2022 weather event.

Mr de Boer says: “The team is working with DOC now on a temporary ford to enable our construction teams’ vehicles to access Conns Creek Road beyond the slip.”

The pipe upgrade was endorsed by council in April 2022 as part of the $2.3 million investment into the Waimangaroa water supply to improve its resilience.

Mr de Boer says: “The Conns Creek Road site is of significant heritage value and our contractors are working closely with archaeologists while replacing the pipe.”


For more information please contact:

Manager Infrastructure Delivery

Eric de Boer