Porirua residents can now look inside the city's sewer, water and stormwater network using an online model that's normally reserved for the Council's internal engineers.
Core infrastructure is becoming increasingly more of a focus not just for engineers but for everyone so now you can view Porirua's underground services (works best on a desktop pc).
The service models have been combined with Google map, Google Earth, and Street View for an easy visual understanding.
- Navigate to the H2know-how website
- If you already have an account, enter your email and password into the login dialog box and skip to step 6
- If you need to create a free account, click on the relevant link in the login dialog box:
- Enter your information into the account creation window. Once completed, select Create.
- You will be automatically redirected to the H2Know-how home page. Here you will need to accept the Terms and Conditions to continue
- Click the Modelling icon on the home page to view the map
- For more information on using the map view, consult the H2know-how wiki
Once into the model, simply click on the Map Layers on the left hand side. You can turn on or off a range of interesting attributes related to the infrastructure servicing the city.
By clicking on any pipe within the network a range of options are presented in a pop up window. This includes information relating to the asset and incorporates a video showing the insides of the sewer line. Engineers use this information to assess the pipe's deterioration and structural integrity.
You can look at and gain an understanding of the complexity of the networks beneath the city. It also gives the ability to search for any issue that may be of interest; like localised flooding or where services run underneath individual properties.
The model doesn't take long to get used to and you will soon pick up the abbreviations such as SS for Sewer Services or SW for Storm Water.