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Burst water main cuts supply to 40 Porirua homes for three hours

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A burst water main on Airlie Road in Porirua cut the supply to forty homes for three hours tonight. Wellington Water (again) apologised for the inconvenience.

Wellington.Scoop – May 15
There’s been a second burst water main in Johnsonville within 48 hours. This one is in Burgess Road and has cut the water supply to Johnsonville’s KFC outlet.

Wellington Water advised at 4.45 that its crews were “working closely with KFC to provide water as needed.”

It also warned:

There is a possibility that repairs may require the water supply to be temporarily shut down more widely, so as a precaution those in the area may want to consider filling some water containers in case this occurs.

However at 6.30: the water supply had been restored. It was business as usual at KFC. And Wellington Water apologised for the inconvenience that had been caused by the burst water main – it was the fifth burst of the week.

Wellington.Scoop – May 14
Less than 12 hours after completing repairs to a burst water main in Johnsonville, Wellington Water this morning was called to fix a burst water main in Karaka Bay.

The council-owned company reported at 10.20am:

Our crews are responding to a water main burst on Fortification Street in Karaka Bay affecting the water supply in the area. Traffic Management is onsite and our crews are door-knocking to inform residents.

More details at 11am:

A water main burst on Fortification Street in Karaka Bay is affecting the water supply to Fortification Road, Glenville Road and 130-156 Nevay Road. Water is expected to be back up by 2.30pm.

And at 1pm:

Water is now expected to be back up by 3.00pm, instead of the earlier advised 2.30pm, and in the meantime bottled water is available near the intersection of Fortification Road and Nevay Road. Residents are reminded to practice social distancing.

Wellington.Scoop – May 13
A burst watermain on Birch St in Johnsonville tonight cut the water supply to surrounding streets including Woodland Road, Lomita Road, McLintock Street and McLintock Street North.

Wellington Water reported the break at 7pm.

It said its crews were working to reduce the outage area while trying to make repairs and get water back on as soon possible. And at 9pm it said the break was affecting seven properties in Birch Street.

It apologised for the break which came only four days after Ngaio and Broadmeadows suffered similar problems.

And at the end of the night: Crews got water back up and running for the seven affected properties on Birch Street at 11.20pm.

Wellington.Scoop – 9 May
Parts of Ngaio were without water for a second day today, after four hours without water yesterday.

Today’s problems were reported at 4pm, with the water supply again cut to Ottawa Road (18 to 75), Khandallah Road (1 to 36), Carroll Street, Ralhania Lane, Tarikaka Street, Ngata Street, Pomare Street, Colway Street, Awarua Street (1 to 43), Iwi Street and Bombay Street (26 to 58).

Wellington Water said its crews were working to reduce the outage area while trying to repair and get the water back on as soon possible. The supply was restored after an hour.

Yesterday burst watermains had to be repaired not only in Ngaio but also in Broadmeadows.

Yesterday’s burst water main in Ngaio was reported at 4.45pm. It cut the water supply to the same houses as today – Ottawa Road between the roundabouts at Crofton Road and Awarua Street – in Ottawa Road (18 to 75), Khandallah Road (1 to 36), Carroll Street, Ralhania Lane, Tarikaka Street, Ngata Street, Pomare Street, Colway Street, Awarua Street (1 to 43), Iwi Street and Bombay Street (26 to 58).

Water was restored after about four hours.

The burst watermain in Broadmeadows was reported about 2pm yesterday. Supplies to Rajkot Terrace, John Sims Drive, Marjory Close, Kanpur Road and Orissa Crescent were cut for more than seven hours.

Rajkot Street was closed because of flooding from the burst water main.

Wellington Water aimed to have completed repairs by 8pm last night. But the water was not reconnected till about 9.30.

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