Watercare Products LMDPE / HDPE Tanks Polyethylene (PE) is used in lots of custom storage applications from chemical-resistant tanks and lining, to plating barrels and tanks. WhatsApp. The region’s dam levels are slowly edging upwards but are still way off normal capacity. Jaduram wouldn't confirm whether restrictions would be eased, but said discussions with Watercare's board were underway. Copyright © 2020 Watercare. Watercare said this week’s rain has seen the city’s dam levels increase from just under 45 per cent to over 47 per cent on Thursday. Normal capacity for this time of year is 77.04 per cent. I didn't. Photo: Supplied / Watercare The city is in the midst of a prolonged drought, with water storage dams well below their usual levels for this time of year and water restrictions in place. Pour yourself half a glass of your favourite non-alcoholic drink – not a drop more - and take a sip after reading each sentence. When water is stored in a lake, the quality improves. We are bringing a former water storage dam and bore back into service, and expanding the Waikato and Onehunga treatment plants. Lake area: 52.9 hectares Hunua 11.5mm Waitakere 14.5mm Water sources: past 7 days Waikato River provided 34.8% Onehunga Aquifer provided 4.3% Dams provided 61% Hickey Springs Bore, Pukekohe Deliver 5 MLD* by August 2020 Waikato expansion, Tuakau Deliver 25 by August 2020 Hays Creek, … And we’re expanding the Waikato Water Treatment Plant. Hunua 41.5mm Waitakere 35mm Water sources: past 7 days Waikato River provided 28.4% Onehunga Aquifer provided 4.1% Dams provided 67.5% Hickey Springs Bore, Pukekohe MLDDeliver 2.5 * by August, a further 2.5MLD* by December 2020 Hays Creek, Papakura Deliver … As Auckland suffers its worst drought in 27 years, many of the city's self-service car washes are doing a roaring trade. Photo Watercare . Watercare site 19/06/2020 2:13:17 AM. Understand how Auckland Council and the Local Disaster Management Group manage emergency situations in your area. This ‘compensation flow’ supports the environment when our dams are not full and spilling. We write to residential customers to explain the water restrictions and ask for their compliance. We are bringing a former water storage dam and bore back into service, and expanding the Waikato and Onehunga treatment plants. Fact file. Auckland's Dam Levels. Watercare's dam levels were presently sitting at about 45 per cent, compared with the typical level of 78 per cent for this time of year. Watercare site 28/09/2020 1:49:10 AM. Mangatawhiri Dam was completed in 1965. Lake area: 123 hectares Google+. It spans 25.1 hectares, has a capacity of 1.76 gigalitres and is the smallest dam in the Waitākere Ranges. For most of 2019/20, the storage levels in our H ū nua and Wait ā kere supply lakes were significantly lower than normal due to a severe shortage of rainfall. Watercare already has consents to take 175 million litres a day from the river, which is the maximum amount the existing water treatment plant can treat and deliver. *Currently not connected to the metropolitan water supply network. A Watercare spokeswoman said Auckland's dam storage levels went up about 5 per cent in the last week – from 66 per cent to just over 71 per cent full today. At a council meeting on Thursday morning, Watercare said the city is experiencing its worst drought ever, despite recent downpours. Auckland dam's levels are sitting at 47 percent full today. The dam is a earth and rockfill dam with a height of 35 m It has a lake area of 128.5 hectares and a capacity of 16.2 million cubic metres. At a council meeting this morning, Watercare said the city is experiencing its worst drought ever, despite recent downpours. Completed in 1977, it has a lake area of 185 hectares and capacity of 35.3 gigalitres. 1 month ago. Dam water comes from catchments high in the ranges. Interestingly, unlike our other catchment areas, it is not a protected catchment. There were low water levels in the creek leading into Upper Nihotupu Dam earlier this year in April. Watercare operates 14 water supply reservoirs, five of them located northwest of Auckland in the Waitakere Ranges, two near Helensville, four to the southeast in the Hunua Ranges, and one east of Papakura. Capacity: 16.2 gigalitres, Completed: 1955 Press Release – Watercare Services. Auckland's dam levels. The water comes from protected catchments that are mostly native bush, high up in the ranges. By. According to Watercare’s latest drought status update (as at Monday), the Hunua Ranges have had 76.5mm of rain in the past seven days and 2mm on Sunday. The "normal demand management" curve 1991- end of 1993 shows the typical oscillation of dam storage levels from full to 75% of full. 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"We need to remember that while we can use a hose - as long as it is attended and has a trigger nozzle - we need to use water responsibly. Capacity: 4.6 gigalitres, Completed: 1929 A large proportion of Auckland’s drinking water comes from nine dams in Auckland’s Hūnua and Waitākere ranges. Auckland Council on Thursday grilled its own water company, Watercare, over the management of the region’s water shortage. Outgoing Watercare chief executive Raveen Jaduram said the authority had set a goal of getting the region's dam levels to 75 percent full by the end of October. Watercare operates 12 water supply lakes, five of them located northwest of Auckland in the Waitākere Ranges, two near Helensville, four to the southeast in the Hūnua Ranges, and one east of Papakura. Each dam is named after the stream that feeds into its reservoir. 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Watercare Products Pte. Watercare said this week’s rain has seen the city’s dam levels increase from just under 45 per cent to over 47 per cent on Thursday. Auckland's dam levels ... Did you know that Watercare publish dam level information daily in chart form? Location: Headwaters of the Hūnua River. We have to remember, the historical average for this time of year is 79.8 percent – and we’re still a long way from there.” A 10th dam, Hays Creek Dam in Papakura, will be reconnected to the network in summer 2020/21. When you visit our dams, you’ll see first-hand how they vary in size and capacity. Almost all of Auckland’s water comes from dams (manmade water storage lakes) in the Hunua and Waitakere ranges. Capacity: 1.1 gigalitres Mangatangi dam, Hunua ranges (25 February, 2020) With further hot and dry days forecast, we're growing increasingly concerned about Auckland's skyrocketing water use and are calling for people to think before they turn their taps on. Capacity: 2.2 gigalitres, Completed: 1948 Ltd. supplies a wide range of PE Tanks including Series DAM/DBM LMDPE Liquid Storage Tank and many more. Please check again later. While recent rain has helped replenish our dams, much more is needed. Watercare says the much-needed rain means the dams are now 51.3 per cent full - the highest level since April 8. Today the dams are 56.5 per cent full, up from 56.08 per cent yesterday. It's been raining, so why aren't all our dams full? There was 39.5mm in the Waitakere Ranges for the past week and 6.5mm on Sunday. Watercare dam technician Gareth Whittington releases native whitebait and juvenile eels into Lower Nihotupu Dam “We also maintain turbidity meters to measure the ‘dirtiness’ of the water being piped to the water treatment plants – which gives an idea of how much suspended solids are … Watercare site 23/12/2020 7:17:48 PM. 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Upper Mangatawhiri is our second largest dam. A large proportion of Auckland’s drinking water comes from nine dams which are connected to treatment plants that serve the metropolitan water supply network. An application Watercare lodged in May for an additional 100 MLD has now been granted by Waikato Regional Council. We are bringing a former water storage dam and bore back into service, and expanding the Waikato Water Treatment Plant. On Monday, Watercare spokeswoman Maxine Clayton said the city's dam levels were up 1 per cent to 46.5 per cent after Sunday's wet weather. Lake area: 12.5 hectares Watercare Water Supply Update: 9 December December 9, 2020 Politics , PressRelease , Supercity Comments Off on Watercare Water Supply Update: 9 December Press Release – Watercare We operate the valves periodically to ensure they work correctly, for environmental purposes and to meet resource consent requirements. Our dams in the Hūnuas aren't full because Auckland is still making up for a long-term lack of rainfall. So it was not a miscalculation, but a valid precaution which in hindsight was not needed. In order to reduce the amount of spillage, our team has been maximising production from Waitākere Dam. PKS Test, August 2020. So here is the link for you all to go and have a look for yourselves. Its size along with the fact it has received more rainfall than other catchment areas are key factors in causing it to spill. Watercare says the much-needed rain means the dams are now 51.3 per cent full - the highest level since April 8. This water is then discharged to a downstream water course. Auckland water lake dam levels updated in real time and presented on a single dashboard using Watercare's data. Watercare Mining has extensive experience in the management of dam level control and dam cleaning. Watercare's website shows that the water level in the dam in the week ending May 3 was just 30 per cent of capacity, the second-lowest of Auckland's 10 water supply dams. Sediment settles on the lakebed, and the level of bacteria drops. Auckland dam's levels are sitting at 47 percent full. It has a lake area of 128.5 hectares and capacity of 16.2 gigalitres. We began the year with prolonged dry weather and water storage levels lower than normal. Capacity: 35.3 gigalitres, Completed: 1965 The dams are notoriously difficult to get to, the risk of mudslides is high and ventilation is poor. Our dams in the Hūnua Ranges are by far the largest. Completed: 1967 A 10th dam, Hays Creek Dam, will be reconnected to the network in December 2020. Dam levels have barely budged despite stormy weather over the weekend (file photo). Watercare today confirmed that while the dams still need a significant amount more water, overnight rain has nudged capacity levels up to more than 50 per cent. Fares. Hays Creek Dam spans 18.2 hectares and has a capacity of only 1.1 gigalitres. Lake area: 25.1 hectares The Detail’s Jessie Chiang went to the Lower Nihotupu Dam in the Waitakere Ranges with Watercare’s environmental assets manager Joseph Challoner-Warman. Supply: about 20 per cent of Auckland's water. Our dams in the Waitākere … Watercare are building a new water treatment plant and bringing two bores back into use to provide extra water and help with Auckland's drought. 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Combined the lakes are capable of storing 95.5 million cubic metres of water. There is another side to such stories. Watercare has set a consumption target of 409 million litres or fewer a day for the month of July. Lake area: 128.5 hectares It was supplying only a fraction of Auckland's drinking water and was expensive to run. With the river currently above median flow, Watercare already has consents to take 175 million litres a day (MLD) from the river, which is the maximum its Waikato Water Treatment Plant in Tuakau can currently treat and deliver. When we The dams supply about 80 per cent of Auckland’s water. Why has water been spilling from Waitākere Dam? “We are delighted to see significant rain has fallen overnight in our western catchment–and now total dam storage is at 51.3 per cent. Fun facts about our dams Our dams in the Hūnua Ranges are by far the biggest - combined they cover 534 hectares. After World War II they were built with earth and rock. Take a virtual tour of two of our dams by pressing play on the latest videos. If Watercare engineers had not released water and the dam topped there would have been grave consequences for the dam structure and downstream. Be waterwise this summer, Godwits return to Watercare Coastal Walkway, Green light for Pukekohe Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades, Having trouble logging in? Auckland's dam levels. Dam levels increase 98% 62% 77% 4 September to December Water misuse reports: 2988 Repeat offenders: 2 We take an education-first approach when we contact customers who have been reported to us for a possible breach of the water restrictions. Auckland dam’s levels … Auckland Council has today been grilling its own water company, Watercare, over the management of the region's water shortage. “Our total dam storage level is currently 58.5 per cent, whereas normally at this time of year we’d be in a comfortable position at more than 80 per cent full. During the summer of 2020/2021 Hays Creek Dam will be reconnected to the metropolitan water supply, Learn more about the size and capacity of each of our dams, Download our poster and find out how much water Auckland uses on a daily basis. Our dams in the Waitākere Ranges cover 162 hectares and normally provide 20 per cent of Auckand's water supply. Town to tank is a new type of water service that provides peace of mind for homeowners who rely on rain tanks. Watercare head of servicing and consents Mark Bourne, who is leading the organisation’s drought response, says the increase in consumption is largely due to people using a lot more water outdoors. Our dams in the Hūnua Ranges are our biggest - combined they cover 534 hectares and provide 60 per cent of Auckland’s water. Toggle navigation Toggle Search Facebook. Watercare site 8/06/2020 3:54:44 AM. Copyright © 2020 Watercare. Capacity: 2.2 gigalitres, Completed: 1971 Capturing water during heavy rainfall minimises the likelihood and impact of downstream flooding. Auckland's total dam storage would normally be at about 78 percent for this time of year. Watercare site 20/09/2020 11:01:28 AM. Have a 'Get Ready Get Thru' plan, with an emergency plan and kit. How much water do the Hūnua dams provide? In combination the reservoirs are capable of storing over 100 million cubic metres of water. Lake area: 185 hectares The water levels there are at 67 percent where they would normally be up at 94 percent. Our Hunua dams make up 60 per cent of Auckland’s water. Yesterday’s rainfall in Auckland was welcomed at Watercare but the resulting lift in total dam storage was just shy of 1 per cent. Free-discharge valves are required for dam safety. The average for this time of year is 78 per cent. A Watercare spokeswoman said Auckland's dam storage levels went up about 5 per cent in the last week – from 66 per cent to just over 71 per cent full today. Outgoing Watercare chief executive Raveen Jaduram said the authority had set a goal of getting the region's dam levels to 75 percent full by the end of October. Auckland's water-use jumped more than 30 million litres a day after water restrictions eased, prompting calls for locals to ease up on their outdoor water-use. A welcome respite, but still not enough to stop ongoing water restrictions. During heavy rainfall, the dam will provide attenuation to minimise the likelihood and impact of downstream flooding. On Watercare’s side, we’re working to bring two former water sources – a dam in Papakura and a bore in Pukekohe – back into service. The Hūnua and Waitākere ranges receive about 1.8 metres of rain annually – about 50 per cent more than central Auckland. 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