Waihi Municipal Water Supply Dams

Time Line

Before 1905

A small reservoir on Martha Hill, possibly fed from Mangatoetoe Stream (pipes still follow the Bulltown tramway).

May 1903

The Premier, The Hon. R. J. Seddon petitioned by

His Worship the Mayor and borough councillors.

1904 - 5

Walmsley Stream dam and head works constructed.

1905 March 13th.

The Hon. R. J. Seddon turns on the Walmsley's Stream supply.

1957

Two dams constructed on the Waitete Stream.

1967

Major flooding in Waihi, with destruction of pipelines in both catchments. Walmsley main trunk renewed by a fifteen inch diameter main (from the original 12 inch).

1980s

Complete treatment plant and reservoir are now situated at Bulltown Road.

2002?

Walmsley dam no longer holds water.

2015

New additional water intake installed in Ohinemuri River at Golden Valley bridge, treatment station upgraded, and water to be supplied to Waikino.

Location Map

Waihi municipal water supply dams map

Waihi municipal water supply dams map

Waihi Municipal Water Supply Dams
Waihi municipal water supply dams map
The 1904 Waihi Municipal Water Supply dam is located on the Walmsley Stream. Access is via Reservoir Road, formerly called Upper Gladstone Road, Waihi.

The 1957 dams on the Waitete are accessed via Waitete Rd.

 

 

 

 

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