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Work commencing on wastewater pump station upgrade in Taihape

January 23, 2023

Construction of a wastewater pump station upgrade on Papakai Road in Taihape will begin on 24th January 2023 with the project expected to be completed by the end of June 2023.

During construction there will be a reduction in the parking area at the reserve beside the Hautapu River on Papakai Road. Traffic Management will also be in place on Papakai Road during the pipeline construction, with delays expected between 24th January and 30th June 2024. The public toilet at the reserve on Papakai Road will also be temporarily closed.

Access to the Papakai Park and River Walk will remain open throughout the construction period.

The Papakai wastewater pump station and pipeline are being upgraded to replace an existing wastewater pump station. The project will deliver a greater level of environmental protection, stopping wastewater overflows from the pump station into the Hautapu River during rainfall events.