New well for Papanui pump station

A new deep well is set to be drilled at Papanui’s Grassmere pump station, replacing a shallow well. This site supplies about 3% of the city’s water, and while the work is underway Grassmere’s water will be dosed with chlorine at 0.5mg/L. Council staff are also proposing water restrictions over summer to avoid bringing further unsecure wells back into service. For more information see the Council’s article on Newsline: