Huia Water Treatment Plant Replacement
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Watercare, the water utility owned by Auckland Council, is currently planning for the replacement of its Huia Water Treatment Plant, the third largest water treatment plant in Auckland. The existing plant treats water from the Upper and Lower Huia Dams and Upper and Lower Nihotupu Dams and is approaching the end of its operational life.
Watercare considered a number of options to upgrade or replace the current plant, and on June 2017, resolved to construct a replacement treatment plant on the WaterCare-owned Manuka Road, Waima site, with reservoirs to be located on the Watercare-owned Woodlands Park Road site. The new Huia Water Treatment Plant will have a capacity of 140ML per day, an increase on the existing plant's capacity of 126ML per day.
Watercare announced in November 2018 that it would defer lodgement of the resource consent application for the project until 2019 due to additional studies being undertaken on the proposed sites for the replacement plant. In May 2019 Watercare lodged the resource consent application to Auckland Council for the project.
In May 2019, Watercare lodged their resource consent application to Auckland Council for the project. The resource consent application for the project was publicly released by Auckland Council in August. The closing date for submissions was 2 September 2019.
Tendering for the project will commence in 2020. Construction is expected to start in 2021, with commissioning to occur in 2027.
Last reviewed: 24/07/2020