As part of Council’s extensive water programme, we are upgrading water mains to ensure they meet current fire-fighting requirements. This will also mean we have a system that is robust enough to serve future population growth in Napier. We look after drinking water, storm water and sewage, but we also need to make sure we have a water system that provides enough capacity to fight fires. The system needs to have good volume, quality pressure and sufficient connection points to keep our community and our neighbourhoods safe.
In some areas the current pipes will be replaced, and in other areas new pipes will be placed in a trench alongside the current pipes, which will be disconnected.
Water quality won’t be impacted by these works, and the supply will be minimally affected. There will be some temporary loss of supply when the connections are changed. This will only last an hour at a time and our contractors will let those affected know well before it happens.
The upgrade is part of our drive to future proof Napier City as our population increases. We have received $2.5million from central government so we are starting this work earlier than planned. The work will take place in Bay View and Westshore initially, then we will carry out similar upgrades around Napier City over the next five years.
To make sure traffic isn’t disrupted, traffic management plans will be put in place as part of the project. This will include the railway crossing and tracks that are located in the affected area.
The Bay View and Westshore upgrades will start in August 2021 and completion is planned by March 2022, depending on weather conditions.
Begins August 2021
2.5million for the first stage
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© Napier City Council - www.napier.govt.nz / +64 6 835 7579 / firstname.lastname@example.org