Hastings – Safer Drinking Water for Small Communities


Hastings District Council


$6 Million

Project type:
Water Treatment

Plant Capacity:
9m3/hr to 180m3/hr

Customer Need

Providing safe drinking water is Hasting District Council’s number one priority. Therefore, the council required water treatment systems upgrades that could provide safe and quality drinking water for the smaller communities that are not connected to the water main network. There are 6 bore water sites at various water qualities that requires water treatment.

What We Did

Understanding the customer’s needs and requests, FILTEC designed, installed, and commissioned 6 water treatment containers (WTP). The WTPs were built to treat bore water of various qualities and water treatment volume, ranging from 9m3/hr to 180m3/hr. Although each plant is slightly different in size and treatment process, but all consisted of UV disinfection and chlorination to ensure water is safe from the WTP to tap.  The WTPs are 40ft shipping containers modified with a dedicated motor control centre room.

Containerised water treatment plants are constructed in FILTEC’s Auckland based workshop. This allows FILTEC to increase build efficiency and lower overheads reducing the overall cost of the plant. Furthermore, containerised water treatment plants give clients the flexibility to relocate the plant if required.

The Results

The Haumoana site was the first of the 6 water treatment containers to be commissioned in October 2020. 

A blessing ceremony was held for the opening of the site.  

Now the communities of Haumoana, Te Awanga and Parkhill have safe and quality drinking from the tap and more communities will benefit from the completion of the rest of the WTP upgrades.