The contract to build a new $27 million water treatment plant at Whangārei's Whau Valley which will secure the city's urban water supply for decades has been awarded.
The plant will be at 270 Whau Valley Rd and supplied with raw water from the existing Whau Valley Dam and the Hatea River.
The contract worth $26,977,568.29 plus GST was awarded to Broadspectrum at a full council meeting last week.
Infrastructure general manager Simon Weston said the new plant would increase the water supply from 15,000 cubic metres processed each day by the existing plant to 22,000 cubic metres a day and would involve new filtration systems and the latest technology. Read more