Woodend and Tuahiwi Water Supply to Get Flushed

Published: 28-May-2018

Routine flushing of the fire hydrants in Woodend and Tuahiwi is scheduled to take place between 8am and 5pm on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April. Residents in these areas are asked to thoroughly flush taps on these days to remove any discoloured water before use.

Water glass being filled under a tapThe quarterly flushing, which is necessary to ensure hydrants are working correctly and to clean any accumulated debris, is timed to coincide with the removal of an ageing asbestos cement water pipe in Chinnerys Road. The pipe is being replaced with a new polyethylene pipe which will be of a size to allow for future growth on the water supply scheme, as well as to maintain maximum water pressure to its customers. 

While the pipe is being installed, residents may notice a drop in water pressure between 11pm and 3am on Wednesday 11 April.  Residents should minimise water usage during this time to ensure there is adequate pressure for all users on the water supply scheme.

Council contractors are carrying out this work while Chinnerys Road is closed for the installation of underground infrastructure as part of the Ravenswood residential development.