Operations on the final stage of the massive Watercare project resumed on January 08 and the current road closure on the corner of Montrose Terrace and Sidmouth Street will remain in place. Vehicles will be able to enter/exit both Montrose Terrace and Sidmouth Street via Beach Road, however, there will not be through access around the site.

Vehicle access will be maintained for residents opposite the site advises the Auckland Council-controlled infrastructure asset management organisation.

The electrical, mechanical, ventilation, and odour control systems are nearly ready for commissioning, marking a crucial step toward completion, advises Watercare. The wetwell leak test is also scheduled for the New Year. The wetwell is the large underground concrete tank that holds all the raw wastewater for it to get pumped up to the Rosedale Wastewater Treatment Plant. This specially designed tank gets tested with potable water to see if there is any leaks, before any wastewater gets put in it. This test marks an important milestone in ensuring the system's integrity and performance, says the organization.

Watercare would like to thank the community and businesses for the ongoing support and patience during the construction of the Mairangi Bay Pump Station.

“We are very conscious as a team of how vital this piece of infrastructure is for the community and the impact that ongoing works has had.”