Pukekohe East reservoirs - Runciman Road

Providing resilience to Auckland's drinking water supply.​

Start-finish: October 2018 - 2020 
Location: 108 Runciman Road – corner of Runciman and Rutherford Roads, Pukekohe East
Status: Construction of reservoir 1: Late 2018-2020

What’s happening?

This time-lapse footage shows reservoir No.1 being built. A second reservoir will be built as needed. The reservoir(s) will ensure we have enough water for our growing population.

In October 2018, we started building a new water reservoir at 108 Runciman Road, Pukekohe East. Reservoirs are built to store water, to ensure there is enough for Aucklanders to consume. In order to meet population growth and make sure there is enough water, we will build the first of two reservoirs during the next two years. The second reservoir will be built when needed to meet demand.
Project Manager, Faiz, outside Pukekohe East reservoir

Fortnightly update

The Pukekohe East Reservoir project involves the construction of regional water storage at 108 Runciman Road, Pukekohe with the construction and commissioning of reservoirs and associated works including an on-site detention pond, associated pipes, chambers and structures, earth bunding and landscaping.

So far, we have:

  • Completed entire reservoir structure (bulk excavation/1m raft/floor slab/walls/columns/beams/roof)
  • Completed water tightness test of reservoir
  • We have now taken possession of the reservoir
  • Completed all water main pipework (inlet/outlet/transfer/overflow/scour)
  • Completed the central valve chamber
  • Completed access from Rutherford Rd
  • Completed outlet chamber slab, walls and roof
  • Completed the inlet chamber slab, walls and roof
  • Completed the external & internal access stair
  • Installed the S/W reticulation around the reservoir
  • Completed the pond excavation
  • Completed landscape bunds
  • Begun landscape planting
  • Completed concrete perimeter road
  • Completed asphalt pavement

In the next two weeks, we will:

  • Chip seal the construction access road
  • Complete landscaping
  • Begin fencing

Looking ahead, we plan to do:

  • Complete remaining on site works and final tidy up

Note: Preliminary work on reservoir two is now being done. This is to maximise project efficiencies and minimise disruption during reservoir two construction (to be carried out at a later date). The site will be reinstated until it is needed in the future.
Pukekohe east reservoir 1
Pukekohe east reservoir

What are the benefits?

The new reservoirs will:

  • Cater for increased water demand as the region’s population grows
  • Help us maintain a secure supply of water
  • Allow us to continue maintaining other parts of the water network
Map showing the Pukekohe East Reservoirs project

Any questions?

Please contact:
Faiz Salim
Project Manager

More information

Newsletter (June 2019)
Newsletter (October 2018)
Newsletter (February ​2016)
Newsletter (September 2015)