Reducing the Water Pressure

26 April 2010

We're reducing the water pressure in parts of Roseneath and Hataitai. It's much higher than in other parts of the city and can cause burst pipes and leakages. The project is being carried out by Capacity Infrastructure Services, who manage the city's water services on our behalf.

Work begins this week and will take several months. The water pressure will be progressively lowered to a level that's the same as the rest of the city. This will reduce the number of water main breaks and leakages, improve the reliability of the water supply and also conserve water. It should also extend the life of residents' washing machines and dishwashers.

Residents should not notice any real difference in water pressure and it won't mean less water. However, it could take a little longer to fill a bath or washing machine.

We'd like you to contact us if you already have a pressure-reducing valve fitted or if you have water sprinkler systems in your house. We will work with you to ensure they operate correctly.

For more information phone the project manager, Martin Gribble, on (04) 499 4444.