The contracts for the upgrades of the Water Treatment Plants servicing the Whataroa and Kumara water supplies has just been awarded to Techno Economic Services (NZ) Ltd. This means that on-the-ground work will progress in both townships soon.
The upgrades will result in improvements to drinking water quality and also improve Council’s compliance with the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand.
The Whataroa and Kumara plants will be upgraded to include a combination of filtration and UV disinfection. The upgrades also include the added ability for Council staff and plant operators to access the plant computer remotely. This will improve the response time to plant faults and ensure greater oversight and control of plant operation.
This is good news in particular for the Kumara community, who have had a boil water notice in place for much of January and some of February. Council will share updates about timing and progress with the upgrades as work progresses.
Last modified: 08/02/2017