Weather Warning for Waitomo
Waitomo District is expecting a significant amount of rainfall over the next few days. Once again, this will likely have a major impact on our roads and farmland. We ask residents to please take caution and do not venture out into the weather if you do not need to. And if possible, move stock to higher ground.
Surface flooding and excess water may also slow the drainage of the stormwater and wastewater network. We are not expecting any significant impact to the network, water will just take a little longer to drain.
We will keep you updated as information comes to hand.
Stay safe.

Digging Deep

26 Jun 2014, 9:30 AM

STORY / ARTICLE: WAITOMO NEWS – www.waitomonews.co.nz

Work is underway to upgrade the aging stormwater system under Ngatai and Duke Streets in Te Kuiti. Waitomo District Council water services manager Andreas Senger says the existing galvansied steel pipe under both streets has deteriorated beyond economical repair and the old concrete pipes under Ngatai Street are also being replaced (pictured below). "The upgrade work provides extra drainage needed to mitigate surface flooding at times of heavy rainfall. There is also a section of stormwater drainage under Hospital Road near Te Kuiti High School that is being replaced with a higher capacity pipe." The works are expected to be completed by mid-July (weather permitting). 

Ngatai Street stormwater works