The Council has a plan to drill new wells and build new pump stations.

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The Gardiners pump station

The design of the new Gardiners Pump Station incorporates features in keeping with the Styx area.

The new pump station sits within Harewood Park close to the Styx River, a settlement area for early Europeans. Its two deep wells replace the existing shallow well at Harewood and, with a capacity of 50 litres a second each, will provide for growth within the North West Zone, particularly Highstead and Upper Styx.

The pump station has been designed in accordance with The Styx Vision masterplan. The buildings have been designed to reflect the landscape and are set back within the site to allow the reserve and car parking to be developed.

Watch the video below to learn more. 


Two new wells and a pump station are being built on Ben Rarere Avenue in Aranui. Construction of the pump station is expected to finish in late 2020. It will replace the earthquake-damaged Bexley Pump Station and cater to increased demand in the East Water Supply Zone.

Drilling of both new wells is under way and expected to be completed by August 2019. The new pump station, which will replace the old one currently offline, is expected to be online by the end of October 2019.