Albany to Pinehill reservoirs watermain construction

There is a new water pump station and watermain planned to connect Albany and Pinehill reservoirs to improve the water network across the North Shore.
Start-finish: December 2017- November 2018
Location: Albany Reservoir to Pinehill (Spencer Road, East Coast Road) 
Status: Construction

What's happening?

We are currently constructing a new watermain and pump station connecting the Albany and Pinehill reservoirs. This project will increase network capacity to meet future population growth, and improve the resilience of the water supply to the North Shore from the Pinehill Reservoir. 

The new watermain will run from the Albany Reservoir where a new water pump station is being constructed. A section of the watermain will be suspended under the deck of a new walking and cycling bridge that is being built over the motorway as a joint project with the NZ Transport Agency, connecting to Spencer Road. The watermain will then run along Spencer Road and East Coast Road to the Pinehill Reservoir next to the intersection of Browns Bay Road.

Map showing watermain route.

Project update

Work is under way at:

East Coast Road:
We are currently working at Browns Bay Road/East Coast Road intersection and also on East Coast Road from Greville Road towards Arran Road, which will likely take until the start of March 2018. Work is planned to begin at the Arran Road/East Coast Road roundabout on 2 March 2018 and run until April 2018. Traffic management will be in place during this time at these intersections.

At Pinehill Reservoir from February 2018:
We are now beginning to prepare the Pinehill site for the connection of the watermain from East Coast Road to the reservoir. There will be no public access to the reservoir and surrounding park due to construction. 

At Albany Reservoir from mid-January 2018:
We will start by installing site offices and equipment and will then begin excavating the site where the pump station will eventually be built. We will be working alongside the already established NZTA site for the bridge work.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to these essential works. We will provide updates as the project progresses.

What are the benefits?

  • Upgrades will allow for future population growth

How will this work affect you?

  • During these sections of work, road layout changes and parking restrictions will temporarily be in place
  • Access to businesses and residents will remain open during the works
  • Construction areas will be fenced for the safety of the public
  • Working hours will be 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturday 7am to 2pm

Any questions?

Please contact: 
John Parsons, project manager, Watercare
Phone: 09 539 7413

More information

Flyer (December 2017)
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