Kōrero: Sewage, water and waste

Building the Wainuiomata reservoir

Building the Wainuiomata reservoir

The headwaters of the Orongorongo and Wainuiomata rivers are a vital part of Wellington’s water supply. In the late 19th century a dam to supply Wellington was built on the upper Wainuiomata. By 1918 this was inadequate. To increase the supply, the headwaters of the Orongorongo were tunnelled to the Wainuiomata dam.

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Wellington City Archives
Reference: 00148:0:40

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Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Water supply', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24438/building-the-wainuiomata-reservoir (accessed 18 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Christine Dann, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010