Wellington Scoop

Burst water mains: Willis Street (4 days to fix it) and in Cuba Street (fixed in an afternoon)

After dealing with four burst water mains last week, Wellington Water was yesterday called to a burst watermain in the CBD. It proved difficult to repair, and late this morning we were told the work would take four days to complete. Then this afternoon: another burst water main, this one in Cuba Street.

Early yesterday afternoon the council-owned water company advised that its crews were responding to a burst watermain on Willis Street. The site was being assessed for any traffic management requirements.

And then at 4.45:
Due to the location of the leak outside 217-219 Willis Street, we cannot fix this until 8pm tonight. Traffic management will be onsite from 7.30pm and we ask people to take care.

Towards the end of the night, things started to get difficult.

By 11am this morning, no updated schedule of work had been provided. And the burst pipe in the CBD was not mentioned on Wellington Water’s website.

However, at 11.10:

Further advice from Wellington Water about the Willis Street problem:

There may be a slight drop in water pressure in the area. There will be minor disruption to traffic whilst this work is being undertaken. Work on the full replacement will take approximately 4 days.

And then this afternoon: