We're replacing the existing Ford Road Pump Station to ensure that the pump can continue to maintain safe operation and current service levels.
Why are we doing this?
The Ford Road Pump Station is a key asset in the Kaituna Catchment Control Scheme and has been assessed as nearing the end of its useful life. It needs to be replaced with a new pump that meets modern standards.
The new pump station will reduce the risk of damage to people, property and pasture by clearing flood water within three days for all but the largest rainfall events. It will also support the productive use of low-lying land on the eastern side of the lower Kaituna catchment by maintaining ground water levels below the pasture root zone in the serviced area.
Flood protection is the first line of defence when it comes to reducing the impact of significant flooding, which is why we now have over $400M of flood protection defences across the rohe, such as floodwalls and stopbanks.
Find out more about our flood protection efforts.