At 11.05am on 1 June 2023, Wellington Electricity’s network protection system cut part of its power supply for safety reasons, causing an outage to 772 homes and businesses across Porirua City.
It’s now officially Safe Digging Month, and with extreme weather this year literally shifting the ground around us, it’s more important than ever to check where underground utilities are before digging.
Safe digging month is here, spring has sprung, and summer is soon, and this is the time of year that excavations really get into full swing with the arrival of improved weather. At beforeUdig we typically see a significant increase in the number of excavation enquiries we receive at this time of year.
Placing a property to market is not normally associated with serious health and safety risks. It's in this stage of marketing, the danger from unseen underground electricity cables and pipes can be a danger to those installing signage and the public.
A seamless network of clean water supply and discharge of wastewater is the backbone of any thriving city. Of course, Auckland is no exception.
Water is a vital force of life. But despite the world being two-thirds filled with water, water supply challenges have been growing in recent times.