Five Mile Bay water infrastructure upgrade
Work to upgrade Five Mile Bay’s water infrastructure to enable residents to connect to the Taupō water scheme got underway in February 2021.
The project will have positives for the residents of Five Mile Bay, with access to treated drinking water that is compliant with the Drinking Water Standards New Zealand.
Currently, Five Mile Bay residents access water from bores and many in the community have expressed a desire to connect to the town supply. The project was included in the Long-term Plan 2018-28. Residents can choose to have their connections activated, or not, and have been contacted individually to communicate their decision.
Residents and visitors to Five Mile Bay can expect minor disruptions while the work is carried out. Heavy machinery will be in operation and there are likely to be some minor noise disturbances during working hours from Monday to Saturday. There will be no road closures during the project and residents access to their homes will remain open.
|Location:||Five Mile Bay, Taupō|
|Start date:||February 2021|
|Completion date:||April 2021|
APRIL 1, 2021
Progress on the installation of new water infrastructure for Five Mile Bay is on track to be completed on budget and on time at the end of this month. Contractors are currently busy fitting the individual property connections.
The final piece of work will see contractors commissioning the reticulation, including flushing, sterilisation, further flushing and pressure testing before alerting residents and ratepayers they are able to have their plumber connect their properties and begin using the water.
FEBRUARY 12, 2021
It’s all go in Five Mile Bay with the installation of new water infrastructure now underway. Contractors have been busy installing the first length of the new water main on Mahuta Road over the past 10 days, the first of the work that will last until the end of April.
The work is currently focussing on the western side of Mahuta Road, with contractors having completed the eastern side earlier this week. This part of the work covers about 2.3km and is expected to take about five weeks.
JANUARY 29, 2021
Work to upgrade Five Mile Bay’s water infrastructure will get underway next week, moving the settlement one step closer to being able to access treated drinking water.
The project will see pipelines and connections laid along Tawhaa and Mahuta roads and access roads and tobies installed at property boundaries to enable residents to connect to a treated supply that complies with New Zealand Drinking-water Standards.
Contractors Camex are expected to start work on Tuesday, February 2 and continue through to the end of April.