The local community will get a chance to take a closer look at the inner workings of the biggest infrastructure project Central Otago has seen for a generation, the Lake Dunstan Water Supply Scheme, when the site opens to the public next weekend.
The Central Otago District Council is hosting a public open day at the treatment plant that has givens Clyde and Alexandra an improved lime scale-free water supply that meets the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards.
Officially blessed in a special ceremony in June, the Council promised the public a chance to tour the $16.1 million plant when the weather warmed up, and Capital Projects Programme Manager, Patrick Keenan, today said he was pleased to be able to announce that day would be next Saturday (25 November) at Clyde.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating what has been a challenging, and ultimately rewarding feat that has future-proofed the drinking water supply and meets national standards for the Clyde and Alexandra communities,” said Mr Keenan.
Open Day details:
Where: Lake Dunstan Water Scheme, 5 Clyde Lookout Road
When: Saturday 25 November 2023 (drop-in between 10 am and 12 noon)
What to bring: closed toe shoes.
Children are also welcomed and must be supervised by an adult.