Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Hutt City Awards 6.7 Million Contract

4 August 2005

Hutt City Awards 6.7 Million Contract

Hutt City Council has awarded a $6.7 million contract to Brian Perry Civil for the construction of a 10 million-litre wastewater storage tank at Silverstream.

The purpose of the facility is to significantly reduce overflows of sewage to the Hutt River, which can occur during heavy rain.

Work to be undertaken under the contract includes modifications to the River Crossing Gauging Station, a 1,200 litre per second pumping station, the fully covered 10 million litre concrete storage tank, a tank cleaning system and overflow screen.

The tank will be controlled automatically and remotely monitored from the Seaview treatment plant control room. The tank will be the largest such facility in New Zealand. Hutt City already has a 2.5 million litre tank in Wainuiomata, which has been operating since 2001.

Hutt City Council Utility Services Divisional Manager Bruce Sherlock said any overflows from the tank will be dilute, settled and fine screened and discharged into the Hutt River, which will generally be in flood.

"Programmes to reduce inflow to both public sewers and private lateral connections are underway in both Hutt City and Upper Hutt City to further reduce sewage overflows, but at present the system gets overloaded during heavy rain," said Bruce Sherlock.

"The community have made it clear that they regard protection of the environment highly. This project contributes towards achieving that Community Outome."

Project manager Alan Bannatyne of MWH said the project had been in planning for several years. Various options to reduce the overflows were investigated in 1997 and storage was determined to be the best solution for the Hutt Valley sewerage network.

Resource consents were obtained in 1998 and the work was staged to follow construction of the Seaview wastewater treatment plant. The former animal isolation site was purchased from MAF in 1997 and the land was designated in the Upper Hutt City Council District Plan for wastewater purposes.

"Hydraulic modelling of the trunk sewer network was undertaken in 2004 to determine the size of storage tank required. Detailed design of the facility was tendered and the final tank location and connection into the existing sewers was agreed early this year," said Alan Bannatyne.

The facility is due to be operational by August 2006.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news