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Central Hawke's Bay Water Renewals

Renewing our assets is an important part of maintaining levels of service, reducing water leaks and servicing our growing communities, identified in our recent 2021 Long Term Plan as Challenge #2.

Renewals involve replacing our pipe network before they get to the end of life.

Due to historic under investment we have approximately $18m of pipe networks past end of life! We are now playing catch-up, and our 2021 Long Term Plan has set aside significant investment to renew our aging network.

Keep an eye on this page to follow the projects we are delivering as we respond to Challenge #2.

You can follow the specific project updates by visiting the individual projects below.

Check out our completed projects:

CHB Water Renewals: Mackie St & McLean Tce, Waipukurau

Update: 11 September 2019

Practical completion has now been issued on this project.

Update: 23 August 2019

We have now completed all water works on this project which involved the renewal of approx. 926m of water main and the replacement of many laterals. Final walkover and project quality checks are to take place over the next two weeks, along with our contractor remedying any defects found.

All resealing and footpaths have been reconstructed.

Council thanks residents for their co-operation during the 15 week construction of the water upgrade.

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Update: 25 July 2019

All new water pipes are connected to the town supply with the last connection carried out on Wednesday 24th July in Porangahau Road.

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This connection involved removing an old valve and installation of a new tee and valve while working around a second water supply pipe. Contractors now begin the push to reinstate the remaining footpaths and road surfaces with final topsoil work of grass berms to continue when weather permits over the coming weeks.

Fulton Hogan are stilling aiming to be completed and offsite by the middle of August.

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Update: 11 July 2019

Both new water mains are now live and connected to the Council water network with all households connected to the new pipes with new laterals and water toby’s. Fulton Hogan are working with their sub-contractors to rehabilitate the footpaths and road surfaces with work currently underway in Mackie Street to complete the road surface now that the footpaths are completed.

Next week the last shutdown will take place along Porangahau Road to allow the last connection onto the town network to take place.

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Update: 27 June 2019

Installation of the Mackie Street section of new water main and service laterals has been completed with the last connection of the new pipe network to the Council Water Network on Tuesday 25 June. All the water connections along Mackie Street are now been supplied off the new Water Network that Fulton Hogan have installed over the past 2 months.

Work is progressing well in McLean Terrace with the remaining new water main pipes completed, and half of the new water laterals to properties completed. Once the last few have been completed this week the contractor plans the carry out cleaning and testing of the new network next week which then allow the new network to be connected into the existing town network.

Photo below of new valve arrangement installed on the Mackie Street Section.

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Update: 13 June 2019

The new water main on Mackie Street passed testing late last week, and is now ready for connecting into Council’s Water Network. The connection into the network is programmed to start on Tuesday 18th June at the Freyberg Tce end first, followed by the McLean Terrace connection later that week, After the new water main is live, the contractor will then commence changing over all house connections to the new water network. The last piece of the work for Mackie Street is to connect the new water main pipe onto the existing water network in McCarthy Terrace.

The contractor will then start installing the new house service connections for McLean Terrace in preparation for testing on the McLean Terrace Water Main in the coming weeks.

We expect the project to be complete by mid July 2019, approximately 3 weeks ahead of originally planned schedule.

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Update: 29 May 2019

Work has progressed well over the past two weeks with all but 20m of the new PE Watermain installed in both Mackie Street and McLean Terrace.

Fulton Hogan are currently working on installation of the new service laterals along Mackie Street with the aim to have these completed by the end of this week.

This will allow for testing and cleaning of the new network in Mackie Street to be undertaken week starting 3rd June 2019, prior to the changeover to the new network which is planned for week starting 11th June 2019 subject to progress and confirmation of the testing.

Once Mackie Street is changed over to the new water network, Fulton Hogan will then commence with the McLean Terrace water laterals.

McLean Tce Water Pipe

Update: 15 May 2019

Work has progressed well over the past week and a half with the new water main and ridermain water pipe installed in Mackie Street.

Fulton Hogan’s sub-contractor Xtreme Contracting have directionally drilled all the new pipe which has meant a quick installation process with less road trench reinstatement work.

Over the coming weeks the water lateral to each property will be installed onto the new water main, cleaning and testing of the new pipes will then be carried out before each property is connected to the new water network.

Fulton Hogan are working with Council to minimise any disruption during the changeover phase to the new water network by having the old and new water mains live together.

Work has commenced in McLean Terrace with work continuing over the coming two weeks installing the new water pipes.

DN125 Main on Rollers Mackie Street

Update: 09 April 2019

Central Hawkes Bay District Council is pleased to advise we have awarded a contract to Fulton Hogan Ltd for the project to renew the existing water supply line and lateral connections in Mackie Street and McLean Terrace, Waipukurau.

We propose to install approx. 305m of 125 PE water main on the western side along Mackie Street and 26 service lateral connections with 270m of 63mm PE rider main down the eastern side. McLean Terrace will see 224m of 125mm PE water main and 16 service connections with 139m of 63mm rider main of 63mm OD PE installed along the southern side.

The project is planned to commence on the 15th April 2019 and run through to mid-August 2019. Hours of work will generally be between 7:30am and 6:00pm on the weekdays and 7:00am to 5:00pm on a Saturday.

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Update: 05 April 2019

Council underwent a robust and competitive tendering process and is finalising a contract. All going to plan council expects work to commence at the end of April 2019 through the end of July 2019.

The works as outlined below, involve approx. 925m of water mains replacement.

Map of Works

Update: 23 January 2019

Council is currently finalising the design for this project which will involve renewing the AC water main in Mackie and Mclean Street, Waipukurau.

Porritt Place, Waipukurau

Update| 5 April 2019

Council is pleased to advise that all works are complete and asbuilts are currently being updated into our GIS system.

Update | 21 January 2019

Council is pleased to provide an update that the project is progressing well and as planned, all water network works are complete, and only final road carriageway reinstatement remains. Council expects this to be complete by the end of Jan 2019. 

Thank you all for your patience whilst we have undertaken these works.

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Update | 20 December 2018

Website Project Progress UpdatePorritt PlaceCHB Water Renewal Project

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Update | 28 November 2018

Porrit Place Big Water Story

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