Improvements to Wellington’s western water supply network that should provide greater resilience during an earthquake will begin this month.
A valve will be installed in the Ngauranga to Karori pipeline at the Otari-Wilton's Bush car park, reducing the time required to carry out pipeline repair work.
The pipeline connects to Wilton's Warwick St pumping station which, along with the Karori pumping station, supplies water to the reservoirs of the city’s western suburbs.
Greater Wellington Regional Council social and cultural wellbeing committee chair Nigel Wilson said the valve was an important milestone in the programme of water supply network improvements.
"Once completed, this project will give Wellington city's western suburbs additional resilience in the face of a disruption, whether it's routine pipe maintenance or an earthquake."
The work will take up to seven weeks, during which nine car parks will be unavailable at the car park.
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