Huia 1 watermain upgrade

Watermain replacement to cater for population growth.

Start–finish: June 2019 - ongoing in stages
Location: Sections along Golf Road and Mt Albert Road


Why are we doing this?

We are renewing the large-diameter watermain called Huia No.1 which has reached the end of its useful life. The watermain was built in the 1940s after World War II. To extend its life we rehabilitated the watermain in the 1980s but we now need to build a new pipe. Over the next few years, the 17km pipe is being built in sections across West and Central Auckland. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we undertake these essential works.

Click on the map below to see the remaining work to be completed.
Huia 1 watermain route

Project update

Epsom​

Watling Street to the Gillies Avenue/Kimberly Avenue intersection
We will soon be undertaking service investigations to complete the construction design and methodology. Residents will be updated once the works have been confirmed.

Three Kings

Scout Avenue to Duke Street
We will soon be undertaking construction of the watermain from the beginning of March. Work will start along Scout Avenue from the Mt Albert Road intersection towards McCullough Avenue and Duke Street. Residents will be advised of the timing of construction once it is confirmed. Click here for the latest newsletter.

Mt Roskill

Bremner Avenue
We are currently undertaking pipeline installation from Winstone Street to Bremner Avenue. Residents will be advised of the timing of construction once it is confirmed.

Winstone Road
We are currently installing the pipeline along Winstone Road. There will be some closures on Memorial Avenue. Residents, businesses and community members will be notified of road closures and pipeline construction activity. Please follow timesaver traffic for up to date traffic restrictions. Click here for the latest newsletter.

Mount Roskill Reserve

Connection work needs to be completed in the Reserve.

Pascoe Street to Marion Avenue
We have completed pipeline installation along Golf Road and the road is now open to through traffic. Click here for the latest newsletter.

White Swan Road (between Pascoe Street and Hillsborough Road intersections)

We are currently undertaking service investigations along this route until mid-March. Traffic will be one lane with stop/go signals. The investigations will take place between 9am-4pm to avoid peak traffic times. Expect delays.

Blockhouse Bay

Golf Road
We have completed pipeline installation along Golf Road and the road is now open to through traffic. We will need to return at some stage to complete localised connection work at the intersections of Titirangi Road, Gilliam Street, Astley Avenue and Portage Road.

Donovan Street and White Swan Road
We are currently looking at design methodology for this section. We will soon be undertaking service investigations along the road. Residents, businesses and community members will be notified once we have confirmed the design and timing of the works.

Titirangi​

Titirangi section
The timing of the works and traffic management plans are yet to be completed. Residents and commuters will be updated once the works have been confirmed. Click here for the latest newsletter.

General traffic management FAQs

Q: Why do we not have tidal flow (changing of traffic flows during the day and night)?
A: Tidal flow is a viable option where there are multiple lanes that can be changed i.e. Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Where there is only one lane through residential streets, tidal flow is not feasible. It is not safe for local residents as traffic flows change during the day and confusion around traffic direction could occur.

Q: Why don’t we use traffic lights or stop-go operations?
A: This is not feasible due to the length of the work sites. Traffic queues would become too long making it less efficient than one way traffic.

Q: How will we notify road users?
A: VMS digital sign boards are the most effective way to communicate with road users. In advance of the works we implemented VMS boards.​

Any questions?

Please email huia1@water.co.nz
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Newsletters

Huia 1 watermain: Winstone Road to Duke Street - August 2020 newsletter
Huia 1 watermain: Pascoe Street to Marion Avenue - August 2020 newsletter
Huia 1 watermain: Titirangi section: August 2020 newsletter