Watercare stakeholder manager, Brent Evans, Pipeline and Civil Ltd project manager, Geoff Crozier, Watercare senior project engineer, Craig Matthewson, Watercare project manager, Alastair Stewart and Pipeline and Civil Ltd general manager, Hugh Goddard, at the Albany pump station opening day.
Up to 20 million litres of water a day can now flow easily from a reservoir complex in Albany to one in Pinehill thanks to a new pump station and 2.4-kilometre-long watermain.
Watercare senior project engineer, Craig Matthewson, says the new pump station and watermain will support Pinehill’s rapidly-growing population and make the water network on the North Shore more resilient.
“The Albany and North Harbour areas are experiencing rapid growth. Due to the increase in demand, the Pinehill reservoir draws down at a faster rate.
“With the help of the new pump station, treated water will now travel from Albany to Pinehill reservoirs. North Shore communities will benefit from the flexibility of a wider water network and a secure water supply.”
The Albany reservoir pump station was completed earlier this month and has been in operation for two weeks.
The commissioning of the pump station marked the final stage of the Albany – Pinehill reservoirs watermain project which also included the award-winning Tirohanga Whānui pipe bridge in Albany.