What are we doing?
The wastewater pump station next to Totally Roasted Café in Pohara, and the underground wastewater pipes between there and Clifton Road are being replaced. We'll build a larger pump station with improved storage capacity, increased earthquake resilience, better odour treatment, and larger, stronger pipes to transport the wastewater.
The new pump station will be close to the existing one, but set back further from the road (see proposed design images below). The new larger pipe will be laid in the road from the new pump station to outside 622 Abel Tasman Drive (near Clifton Road intersection). The pipeline is proposed on the seaward side of the road to minimise disruption to properties and to avoid conflicts with existing wastewater pipelines.
Why are we doing it?
This project is part of Council’s ongoing strategy to upgrade the wastewater network from Tata Beach to Takaka.
The existing wastewater system was built in 1994 and since then the population along the coast has grown significantly exceeding the capacity of the pump station and pipelines. The pipes are also prone to breaking with discharges of raw wastewater to storm and farm drains and ultimately the Motupipi Estuary.
How will it affect me?
The new wastewater pipe will be laid in the road from the new pump station next to the Totally Roasted Cafe, to outside 622 Abel Tasman Drive, near the Clifton Road intersection. The pipe laying will be completed in short sections on the seaward side of the road to minimise disruption to traffic and properties
To minimise disruption to the community, work shutdown periods have been scheduled for the following dates:
- December 2018 and January 2019 - Pipeline construction, connection to existing pipes and commissioning of new pipes will not be permitted;
- 14 December 2018 and 18 January 2019 - Pump station construction will not be permitted
About the project
|Works have begun on construction of the new pump station and laying of the new wasterwater pipe.
|Work began in September 2018.
|The planned date for completion is March 2019.
|During the Christmas shutdown period (Monday 17 December 2018 to Sunday 20 January 2019), the road will be open to two-way traffic.
From Monday 21 January 2019, there will be short sections of single lane traffic flow with Stop-Go operators in place for the remainder of works.
The contractor will liaise directly with residents affected in regards access to property and any interruption to services.
|Donaldson Civil Ltd
Maps, plans and designs
This map shows the area of work along the road.
Extent of works for Pohara wastewater pump station and rising main replacement
You can download and view the design by clicking on the link below.
Pohara pump station and rising main - proposed design (pdf, 2.8 MB)
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- Vaughan Scott, Donaldson Civil Ltd, 03-547 5670