Buller District Council

Media Release – Westport Water Tunnel Pipeline – practical completion achieved

20th March, 2020

Practical completion of the Westport Tunnel Pipeline has been achieved and the system is fully operational, including the intake gates which were commissioned last week. Council would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support and extend special appreciation to those local contractors and service providers who helped make this project such a great success.
With the evolving Covid-19 situation and consistent with Council’s current response plan, the official opening of the Westport Water Tunnel Pipeline system will be postponed to later in the year.
A formal event will be scheduled to coincide with the commemorative pouwhenua commissioned through Ngati Waewae.


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