Waipukurau Second Drinking Water Supply
Unfortunately following three exploratory test bores, Council has not been able to yet secure sufficient quantities of water to progress to production bores.
Council continues to work on investigating surrounding bores, river channels and other relevant information to refine where the next location to investigate and drill may be.
Council aims to be in a position to drill the next investigatory bore in May 2019.
Council commenced exploratory work week starting 7 January 2019 to identify a water source for the second supply. Testing will take place until council can confirm water quality and flow requirements meet those required to progress the project.
Council has investigated other potential sites as part of its due diligence process to ensure the Tukituki river proposed bore sites are the best fit. Council can confirm that the Tukituki river is the best proposed site available.
Council has identified a preferred drilling contractor for the test bore works, and have been placed on hold whilst council obtains land owner approvals.
Council is working on the proposed reservoir site and hopes to secure approval of this site shortly.
Council is currently in the consultation phase with landowners for the preferred test bore site, in conjunction with this, council is reviewing two other sites as potential bore sites.
The testing of water will be undertaken through to February 2019, to ensure the water flow and quality prior to any approval for production bores.
Due to the many activities in this project, the project is estimated to take between 24-30 months to complete.
On 4th September 2018, Central Hawke's Bay District Council (CHBDC) were issued 3 consents for drilling test bores along the Tukituki river for the second water supply project to Waipukurau.
CHBDC now moves into the next phase of tendering and procuring a drilling contractor for the works involved with drilling a test bore.
We are also further engaging with the landowners involved and affected by the test bores and our works. The testing will likely be undertaken from October 2018 through to February 2019 to ensure the water quality and flow is thoroughly sampled and tested, prior to progressing the project any further.
In conjunction with these works, CHBDC has started planning and discussing a site for a reservoir and treatment plant with Hawkes Bay Regional Council (HBRC), and will work with HBRC to find a suitable site that meets all stakeholder requirements.
Central Hawke’s Bay District Council (CHBDC) are currently investigating options for the bore location for the second water supply to the township of Waipukurau. Following an initial assessment of potential options, CHBDC is reviewing a shallow groundwater bore adjacent to the Tukituki River.
This will involve testing of the water quality and flow prior to any production bores are drilled, all works are also subject to resource consents.
A pipeline is then planned to be constructed to a reservoir, where the water will be treated and gravity fed back into Waipukurau.
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