New stormwater pump station for Ōtaki
The approval of a new stormwater pump station for Ōtaki by Council today will be welcome news for flood-prone areas of the town.
The existing stormwater network serving the Moana Road catchment area in Ōtaki Beach is under capacity and, as a result, properties are getting flooded during heavy rainfall.
Installation of a new pump station, stormwater pipes, manholes and sumps will commence this July. Water and wastewater pipes that will be affected by the works will also be relocated.
“A significant number of properties in the area will benefit from the project giving them peace of mind when more extreme weather events happen in future,” Council’s Stormwater and Coastal Asset Manager Disna Pathirage says.
The whole project is expected to take about a year to complete and will cost approximately $3.6 million, including physical works, professional services, pumps, pipes and other equipment.
The work is part of a broader programme to improve stormwater infrastructure and flood protection measures around the district.