Extra reservoir planned

JIM CHIPP
Last updated 09:40 21/12/2012

Relevant offers

The Wellingtonian

Wellington's container cafe gets people talking Big challenge for Tawa rugby in Swindale Cup Wellington schools want pool funding reinstated 'Threatening' notes for cars parked on footpath Permanent war museum at Dominion building depends on exhibit success New diagnostic labs business as usual Turkish hero Ataturk remembered in Wellington Seven-year-old superhero blogs on power of caring Wellington's Emma Robinson qualifies for World Championships in Russia Korokoro dancer performs at Bats

Wellington Regional Council will consider the feasibility of an emergency water reservoir on the outskirts of Porirua to help resupply residents more quickly after a big earthquake.

At a council meeting last week, councillors approved a feasibility study for a possible 500 million-litre reservoir costing an estimated $19 million on a 100-hectare site near Takapu Rd.

From the hilltop site, gravity would push the water to Porirua, Wellington and, if necessary, the Hutt Valley without power.

The reservoir's capacity would be sufficient to supply Porirua and Wellington City for about 100 days while repairs to pipes and other infrastructure were carried out.

After the meeting, chairwoman Fran Wilde said pursuing the reservoir option was an integral part of the regional council's long- term commitment to earthquake- strengthening infrastructure.

Ad Feedback

- The Wellingtonian

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content