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Last modified: 18 Aug 2020 8:15am

Aerial image of a water treatment plant

Four new water treatment plant upgrades have been completed as the major upgrade works to the districts’ water systems continue.

Upgrades have been completed on treatment plants at Rakaia Huts, Tai Tapu, Claremont, Veuve Drive in Lincoln and Gallipoli Street in Leeston, adding treatment options such as UV treatment.

The work is part of a $23 million district-wide programme of 59 capital works projects to build and upgrade pump stations and water treatment plants, to increase capacity and improve water quality and safety.

Work is also under way on treatment plant upgrades in Arthur’s Pass, Castle Hill, Dalethorpe, Springston, West Melton and Te Pirita. A further seven upgrades are planned over the next two years in Kirwee, Lincoln,  Hororata, Darfield, Prebbleton, Springfield and Taumutu.

Council Group Manager Infrastructure Murray Washington says the upgrades are part of a significant long-term commitment from the Council to keep improving this service, to keep up with growth and health requirements.

“Clean, safe drinking water is an essential service and we’re committed to providing the best service possible to make sure that people have access to a safe and sufficient supply.”