Information on our projects and activities in the Albert-Eden local board area
We have a long relationship with the Albert-Eden local board thanks to some of our largest infrastructure projects passing through the area. Wastewater from private residences and non-domestic sites goes into the network and is pumped to treatment plants for treatment and disposal. The wastewater network in this area sits primarily in the western isthmus catchment (see map below). There are 620km of wastewater pipes with 44,627 connections, and the area is dominated by residential properties. A big focus is our joint project with Healthy Waters called the Western Isthmus Water Quality Improvement Programme. The most significant wastewater project impacting the area is the Central Interceptor Project with construction taking place in several local board parks and reserves. The Central Interceptor will deliver significant improvements to waterways while catering for growth.
Drinking water for the Albert-Eden area comes from a variety of sources including the Ardmore, Waikato, Waitākere and Huia water treatment plants. It is distributed through the main trunk water lines along New North Road, Gillies Avenue, and Mount Albert Road. The area is supplied by large reservoirs in Mt Eden, Ōwairaka, Three Kings and One Tree Hill. Water reservoirs are placed along the network to guarantee supply during times of peak demand and to smooth flows during the day. We have plans for significant work at the Ōwairaka Reservoir and renewal of the Huia 1 watermain.