Eltham asked to conserve water as plant upgraded

Eltham asked to conserve water as plant upgraded

Monday, September 05, 2016

Eltham water consumers are being asked to conserve water where possible over the next month as the Council upgrades the town’s water treatment plant filters.

South Taranaki District Council water supply manager, Peter Cook, says the existing filtration system at the Eltham water treatment plant struggles at times during periods of bad weather and needs upgrading.

“Work on the upgrade is starting this week (5 September) and should take around 8 weeks to complete,” says Mr Cook.

“During this time the plant’s capacity will be reduced slightly so we would greatly appreciate it if all users of the town supply conserve water use as best they can and fix any leaks,” he says.

“We don’t expect any changes to the water supply during the works if everyone helps by conserving and avoiding waste.”

Mr Cook says the total project cost will be approximately $400,000 and the work will be completed with a NZ specialist contractor, Filtec, supported by local subcontractors.