In a newsletter, a spokesman for the unit said the two intakes would be the first of the 10 sites to be completed during the latest stage of Te Mato Vai project.Contractor McDonnell Dowell started construction on these two intake sites in late 2018, before moving on to several other intake sites.
“Each site takes six to nine months to complete, and all intake works will be completed by the end of 2019,” the spokesman said.
“Once all intake works are complete, the Te Mato Vai project team will be able to achieve their objective to deliver potable water, reliably to all properties connected to the existing water supply network.”
Said Te Mato Vai project manager David Sloan: “The team has been hard at work ensuring these intake sites are constructed to a high standard, and on time.
“We are especially thankful to the landowners who have been involved and supportive throughout the process.”
The team has completed all of the concrete structures at Turangi and Avana, has almost completed the stainless steel storage tank at Turangi and is making good progress on the tank at Avana.
“As construction progresses, we will provide site visits for landowners to view work in progress and the completed structures on their land,” Sloan said.
The PMU thanks landowners for their contribution to the project.