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Water supply improvement project starts in Raglan

Work to improve water supply to parts of Raglan has started this week.

Main Road and upper Bow Street are the next focal points in Watercare’s Raglan Water Supply Reticulation Upgrade project.

This project replaces old and undersized pipelines within the water supply network in the town.

By constructing the new pipelines, it ensures quality water supply for existing properties and development for the years to come.

The installation of pipelines is a major operation, and Watercare has contracted HEB Construction to undertake the required work.

To construct the new pipeline and provide for all associated works, several temporary work zones for vehicles, plant, equipment and welded pipe along the pipeline design route will be needed.

The working zones will be secured until the ground has been reinstated and crews will aim to minimise any inconvenience by completing these necessary tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The work will largely be undertaken within the road reserve area under traffic management on Main Road and upper Bow Street.

There will only be a couple of associated road closures, but there may be some minor disruption to traffic at times. The areas of work are indicated by the blue lines in the map.

The scheduled road closures are:

-          Gilmour Street at the intersection with Bow Street on 29 May.

-          Long Street (no entry from Bow Street) from 5 June for two weeks

Work is expected to be completed in 15 weeks.

Waikato District Council is partnered with Watercare to provide high quality public water, wastewater and stormwater services. 

The Raglan Water Supply Reticulation Upgrade project is part of planned infrastructure improvements across the district, as part of an on-going commitment to maintain and improve water services.