The latest media statements from Waimea Water.

August 29, 2023

Waimea Community Dam ready for spring rainfall

Testing at the Waimea Community Dam has been progressing through the winter, and Waimea Water Ltd expects to commence filling the reservoir imminently, now that the sealing concrete plug and isolating valve have been installed. The dam, a… Read More

May 29, 2023

Waimea Community Dam reservoir ready to fill up

The Waimea Community Dam achieved an important milestone at 4pm last Friday (26 May) when the reservoir was closed, ready for filling. The Waimea Community Dam, a public private partnership between the Tasman District Council and Waimea Irrigators,… Read More

March 29, 2022

April 2022 dam update

The Waimea Community Dam is now more than 70% complete, and as long as COVID-19 and the weather isn’t too disruptive, construction will be finished in a few months and the reservoir will be ready for filling in… Read More

March 24, 2022

Latest construction video

Click here to watch this video to see timelapse video of construction as it happened, and CAD animation of its completion and the filling of the reservoir.

February 24, 2022

Waimea Community Dam cost revised due to encountered geology and inflation

The encountered geology, high inflation, and global supply chain issues have resulted in a reforecast of the cost to build the Waimea Community Dam. Waimea Water Limited (WWL) will report in its mid-year report for the 2022 financial… Read More

August 22, 2021

Waimea Community Dam to resume construction in Level 4

Waimea Water Ltd CEO Mike Scott said MBIE has authorised the construction of the Waimea Community Dam to resume during Level 4. Scott said works at the site would re-commence on Monday 23rd August. MBIE has approved the… Read More

February 25, 2021

Encountered geological challenges and COVID-19 lead to dam cost increase

25 February, 2021 WWL CEO Mike Scott informed Shareholders on Monday and Councillors on Thursday in the company’s six-month update, that significant progress had been made in the construction of the Waimea Dam, with it now being approximately… Read More

July 15, 2020

Experienced director Margaret Devlin joins Waimea Water Ltd Board

The Tasman District Council has appointed Institute of Directors’ Chartered Fellow Margaret Devlin to the Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) Board. Devlin’s appointment comes after Karen Jordan stepped down from the Board in February, with Board Member David Wright… Read More

July 1, 2020

2020/21 Statement of Intent Released

Waimea Water Limited publishes updated 2020/21 Statement of Intent Waimea Water Limited (WWL) has published its updated Statement of Intent (SOI) for the new financial year starting today. The purpose of the SOI is to provide the scope,… Read More