Greenslade generator ready to go

21 March 2018
Opening of the Greenslade Road generator

A generator has been permanently installed on Greenslade Road in Raglan.

The generator is just one piece of work which forms part of Waikato District Council’s Wastewater Overflow Continuous Improvement Programme and will ensure the pumps in the area continue to work if there is a power outage. This will in turn protect the harbour from overflows.

Portable generators have been used in Raglan during recent storms to keep the pump stations operating while the town experienced a power cut, but as Greenslade Road is tricky to navigate, especially in wet weather and in the middle of the night, it was decided a permanent generator was needed.  

Local residents have assisted Council in the past, allowing servicemen access to their properties to do the work they need to do. Installing this piece of machinery will hopefully mean that won’t be needed going forward.

“We do thank the locals for being so understanding in the past and while the generator was being installed,” Acting General Manager Service Delivery Jacki Remihana says.

Ms Remihana also wanted to take the time to remind Raglan residents about the 3 P’s – only pee, poo and toilet paper should go down the loo.

ENDS 

For more information please contact:
Teresa Hancock
Communications Advisor
Waikato District Council
027 706 5776
communications@waidc.govt.nz