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Takapau Water Treatment ImprovementTe whakapaitanga o te Wāhi Rāwekeweke Wai Para i Takapau.

Takapau Water Treatment Improvement

Takapau Water Treatment Improvement

Update - 18 Sep 2019

A huge milestone was achieved on Tues 17th September, with the delivery of the two containers that house the new treatment equipment, these have been built in Auckland, and then the electrical installation was undertaken at the Veolia depot in Katikati prior to being transported to Takapau. Work now shifts to hooking up all the pipework and cabling to the new containerised system, ready for changeover and commissioning in early October 2019.

In the background a brand new Water Safety Plan is being reviewed for approval by the Hawkes Bay drinking water assessment team – this is to be approved prior to commissioning.

Takapau WTP Container in place

Update - 02 Sep 2019

The Takapau Water Upgrade is progressing well, with the largest component (the treatment upgrade) progressing as planned, and on track for commissioning at the end of Sep 2019. Prior to that a new Water Safety Plan has been drafted, and is under internal review, and then will be with DHB for review, additionally the operations team are planning for cleaning of the existing reservoirs, and pigging of the existing pipelines to ensure that with the upgrade of the treatment plan t we can ensure we provide clean water to the tap.

This link will take you to a video Napier Council have produced – at 2.10 there is a good explanation on the pigging process.

Takapau WTP Site view Genset DB

Update - 23 August 2019

Concrete has been laid, and cabling and ducting is busy being installed, off-site the containers are now in the Veolia warehouse in Katikati, Western Bay of Plenty receiving their electrical fit-out.

Behind the scenes, council are busy planning the commissioning and change over process, this involves cleaning of the new and existing reservoirs, and a significant flushing and pigging programme of the existing reticulation pipe network, to ensure the clean water that comes out of the treatment process.

Container 20 Aug 2019Cabling

Update - 25 July 2019

The site is now prepped, and final boxing is being completed in preparation for the concrete to be poured next week.

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The container modifications and fit out is also progressing well.

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Update - 11 July 2019

Earthworks are progressing well with the base course being laid in preparation for compaction testing and then the concrete foundations next week.

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Update - 08 July 2019

The project continues to progress well, Thursday 4th July 2019 saw the erection of temporary fencing in preparation for basic earthworks this week to prepare a base for the concrete pad foundation required to support the containerised treatment plants. The bulk of the treatment plant upgrade works will take place off site as the containers are pre-fabricated and kitted out prior to delivery and commissioning on site. 

Takapau WTP 5 July Fencing Setup

Update - 21 June 2019

The project continues to progress well, early June 2019 saw the completion of the detailed design for this project, the teams focus now shifts to completing final planning items before construction commences on site.

Crews are due to commence civil and earthworks on site at the end end of June, early July 2019 in preparation for the concrete foundation to be laid for the pre-fabricated containers to be delivered to site in August 2019. The containers will house the new equipment in addition to the upgrades taking place in the existing housing structures on site to provide the treatment and processes required to consistently meet DWSNZ moving forward.

Takapau WTP Layout


Update - 14 May 2019

Thanks to the Takapau community for turning out in numbers to hear from council on the proposed upgrades to the water treatment plant on Monday 13th May in the local hall.

The project is progressing well, and council expects construction works to commence in June 2019.

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Update - 03 May 2019

Council is pleased to advise of the upcoming community engagement session on Monday 13 May 2019 from 6-8pm at the Takapau Town Hall.

Click on this link to a flyer being distributed to all homes with further detail on the planned engagement session.

Update - 01 May 2019

Council has awarded a contract to Veolia ANZ Ltd for the design and build of this treatment plant upgrade.

Update - 05 April 2019

Following a competitive and robust procurement process, council is finalising its contract with our preferred supplier, and hopes to be able to announce the contract award in the very near future.

A community hui is tentatively booked in for the end of April, early May 2019 to align with the concept design works.

Physical upgrade works are expected to run from June 2019 to October 2019.

Update - 18 Jan 2019

This project is currently under tender, and council plans to confirm a preferred contractor by the end of February 2019.

Update - 6 November 2018

Council is currently preparing procurement documentation to shortly tender this project and the Porangahau water treatment plant out for upgrades.

Update - 29th August 2018

Manganese has been identified as a key issue at this plant.  This project will focus on the treatment of the water to ensure that the potable water produced is of a higher quality supply.


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