Construction on the project ceased at Covid-Level 4, and although Watercare have been able to re-establish being on-site at Level 3. 

Strict protocols are in place, such as maintaining social distancing, and other safety precautions, will mean work will progress at a much slower pace.  

Watercare does not know the full effects on the programme until restrictions are lifted, but advises that the contractor, Pipeline and Civil has a plan for ongoing work at Level 3. They will keep the Mairangi Bay Business Association and Mairangi Bay magazine updated on progress. 


The current forecast of work for the next few months involves the following milestones: 

  • Divert existing services that are in the way of the new Pump Station’s underground shaft that is to be located under the road in Sidmouth Street. This is estimated for completion is at the end of November 2021. 
  • The shaft excavation is estimated to start approximately mid-December for around six months. 

As a result of the delays, the most notable effect for the public is that the road closure needs to be kept in place at the end of Sidmouth Street until at least March/April 2022. Once the restrictions are lifted, new estimated timeframes to complete the project will be available.  

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“We hope that you are all staying safe. We appreciate your understanding while we continue to undertake this important project.” Says Watercare.