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New Plymouth water pipe repaired

New Plymouth water pipe repaired


10:47 PM (9 hours ago)


· We’ve fixed the pipe damaged during ex Cyclone Gita and water is running through it.

· We’re now working through the night at our treatment plant to produce water, gradually refilling our pipes and reservoirs.

· We need to do this slowly so we can control the pressure, venting the air from the pipes as water rushes in.

· We expect refilling the pipes and reservoirs will take at least a day.

· After that there will be several days of flushing the pipes clean, so we can make the water safe to drink again.

· In the meantime, we ask everyone to continue to boil water until further notice.

· Our thanks to all our volunteers, contractors and staff.

· We’ll provide another update first thing tomorrow morning.

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