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.

Infrastructure upgrades on track for Mokau community

22 Dec 2021, 9:47 AM

Mokau water supply upgrade


A project to improve the water quality in Mokau is nearing completion, with the upgraded Water Treatment Plant due to be commissioned in the New Year.

An upgrade is necessary to improve the performance of the filtration unit, increase operational resilience and provide on-line monitoring and reporting, which is required for drinking water compliance and ultimately results in better water quality for Mokau residents.

To date, design work has been finalised and installation is part complete. Unfortunately, the supply of parts needed to complete the upgrade has been delayed due to COVID lockdown restrictions.

Commissioning is scheduled for early next year, however in meantime, water is still fully treated, including coagulation, filtration, ultraviolet and chlorine disinfection.


New Mokau Toilet Block


A new toilet block has been planned to duplicate the capacity of existing toilets in Mokau.

Land has been acquired, and the investigation and design also completed.

Construction is scheduled for New Year, starting with refurbishment of the existing
effluent disposal system.

Supplementary temporary toilets will also be provided for the peak summer holiday period.