Following recent earthquakes around New Zealand, central government is driving a requirement for hospitals to be more self-sufficient following significant events that may disrupt essential services for lengthy periods of time.  This includes water, wastewater and access to essential supplies. 

Having completed a number of site audits, work is progressing well on a water resilience project for the Capital & Coast DHB at their Kenepuru Hospital. This project involves the installation of an 800kL water reservoir with booster pump set to increase the security of the water supply for the site and includes a seismic switch to automatically secure the reservoir in case of an earthquake.   With the reservoir being located less than 200m from a fault line, design to importance level 4 has been applied to ensure the installation can withstand any expected lifetime events. 

The foundation for the reservoir has been poured and tank erection is currently underway.  The project is being manged by our Timaru-based team with site management support from our Wellington-based City Care team.