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14/02/2020 5:05pm

Planned maintenance on the main pipe supplying river water to the Kerepehi Water Treatment Plant is scheduled for Tuesday next week (18 Feb), but, all going to plan, there should be no interruption to the Hauraki Plains water supply.

Council’s Group Manager Engineering Services Adrian de Laborde said the work has been well planned in advance and he doesn’t expect any issues.

“To work on the pipe we need to shut down the raw (untreated) water intake from the river for a few hours, but we’ll fill our raw water tank and ensure our treated water reservoirs are well topped up before we start,” he said.

“This should give us more than enough reserve to get the job done.”

Last year, the Council installed two new 4000m3 treated drinking water reservoirs at the Kerepēhi Water Treatment Plant as part of a $3.2 million project. The new tanks, combined with the existing reservoir, allow council to store 10,000m3 of clean drinking water, which means about 18-24 hours of supply in the event of a temporary plant shutdown.