Whataroa & Kumara Water Treatment Plants

Contract for Whataroa and Kumara water treatment plants awarded to next preferred tenderer

Westland District Council is pleased to announce that the Whataroa and Kumara water treatment plant projects are back on track, following the recent awarding of the contract to Southwater who were the next preferred tenderer.

An initial project meeting for the water treatment plants will be held by the end of the month and the projects will take approximately 26 weeks to complete. Work on both water treatment plants will take place concurrently and all equipment will be brought to Westland in the same shipment.

Westland District Council will pay for the project with the initial funds that were set aside for this work.

Council has also been in contact with the Ministry of Health and is awaiting a response regarding the subsidy for the Kumara water treatment plant project. This subsidy was suspended earlier this year until such time as the contract could be re-awarded.

Once the Kumara water treatment plant is completed, the Kumara water supply will return to a treated, unchlorinated supply.

For further information, please contact:
Michelle Bunt – Strategy and Communications Advisor 03 756 9082
Michelle.Bunt@westlanddc.govt.nz

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Contract for Whataroa and Kumara water treatment plants awarded to next preferred tenderer.