Water out for some Whangarei residents

About 200 homes and businesses in a Whangarei suburb will have their water supplies shut down overnight on Monday while Whangarei District Council installs a temporary pipeline.

WDC Water Services Engineer, Simon Charles said the water supply to Cheviot St, in Woodhill, and surrounds will be shut down overnight on Monday from 10pm to 6am.

About 200 homes and businesses, including a rest home and motel, will be affected by the shutdown, with around 70 having a total loss of water during the work.

The work is being carried out between Maunu Lane and Maunu Rd/SH14 to install a temporary pipeline diversion so that a new manhole on the sewer network can be constructed. The work is part of the SH1/SH14 intersection improvement works.

Mr Charles said the shutdown is being done overnight to minimise the impact on residents and businesses in the area.

"Everything going to plan there should be very little impact but we wanted to make sure people are aware of it, just in case there are any supply issues,'' he said.

When the water comes back on it may take a short amount of time to adjust the pressures correctly and customers may experience slightly lower or slightly higher water pressure for a time in the morning.

"However, most areas will continue to receive some water even if it's at a lower pressure than normal,'' Mr Charles said.

A motel and block of flats behind Maunu Lane will suffer pressure fluctuations during the work.

Streets that will be completely shut off will be notified by a letter drop. If people need water desperately, the contractor (Fulton Hogan) will have a water carrier on standby and they should call the contractor's project supervisor on 0277 028785 or 0800 PROGRESS.

- NORTHERN ADVOCATE

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