Construction of the new Warkworth water treatment plant started on May 1 with a site blessing on Hudson Road. The Watercare plant will use groundwater and will replace the existing plant at Brown Road, which draws water from the Mahurangi River. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2018.
Watercare’s water supply manager Priyan Perera says it will ensure a safe and reliable supply of high quality water for Warkworth. The occasion was marked with a blessing by Ngati Manuhiri’s Ringi Brown and witnessed by Rodney Local Board chair Beth Houlbrooke.