Residents on Moana Street, Ōtaki Beach are closer to having an improved stormwater system in their area and less flooding during storms.
Old underground stormwater pipes are being replaced with larger ones and a new pumping station is being built on a Council-owned property at the northern end of Moana Street to increase the capacity of the existing stormwater network.
The pumping station will discharge stormwater into the dune area opposite Marine Parade, substantially reducing the amount of stormwater presently discharged directly into the Waitohu Stream. “This new system will mean there is much less likelihood of flooding on Moana Street and surrounding properties,” says Disna Pathirage, Council’s Stormwater &Coastal Asset Manager.
This project, due to be finished in September this year, is part of our ongoing work to upgrade the district’s stormwater system. The new pump station under construction.