Waipawa Water Firefighting and Shortfalls
Council with our partner Stantec has developed a work programme to improve firefighting and growth across Waipawa.
The firefighting and shortfall in reticulation project aims to deal with challenges related to the Waipawa and Ōtane water supply network, specifically:
The project has been broken down to many stages to align with budget set aside in Council's Long Term Plan.
The first three stages are proposed as follows;
and Rose Street). Approx. 187 m of DN63 PE80B submain on Matthew Street).
A tender is currently out to construct the first 3 stages. A map detailing where the first stages will take place is below.
The design has been finalised and tender document is due to be released shortly.
Summary of recommended upgrades is shown below;
The Waipawa – Otane water supply has two distinct abstraction points alongside the Waipawa River:
This is only used during periods of high demand to ensure supply is maintained to the eastern side of Waipawa. Consented outtake of 21,168m3/day in a 7-day period at no more than 35 l/s.
Water from the Tikokino bores is pumped to both the Waipawa Reservoir on Abbotsford Road and the Otane Reservoirs. An emergency PRV is in place to bypass the Otane Reservoirs if needed and thus supply Otane from the Waipawa system. During high demand periods, Operations can turn on the Johnson Street bores to fill the Johnson Street Reservoir, with water subsequently boosted directly in the Waipawa distribution network. The demand in Waipawa consists essentially of approximately 2,000 residential users and two truck wash stations.
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