Pipe Re-lining Work to Begin Early in New Year – Kaiapoi and Rangiora

Pipe Re-lining Work is to Begin Early in the New Year in Rangiora and Kaiapoi

The following is a Council Media Release …

Work will begin early next year on re-lining earthquake damaged sewer pipes in Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

A number of sewer pipes were cracked and damaged as a result of earthquake activity but have retained their original shape. These pipes are able to be re-lined which means they can be restored to their original condition without having to be excavated. This work will also help to protect the wastewater network from further damage.

The process involves inserting a plastic (PVC) liner in the pipeline between two manholes. Where individual property lateral pipes join the main system, holes are remotely cut through the liner to allow access.

The impact on residents of the works using this process is minimal. Throughout the works property owners should notice no difference to their usual wastewater service and will be able to use toilet and washing facilities as usual. The contractors will ensure that residents will have access to their properties at all times.

Where the public sewer is on private property and access is required to a manhole on that property, owners will be individually contacted to agree a mutually convenient time for the works to take place.

Due to the mobile nature of the works and also the significant number of sites at which the re-lining is required, exact street dates cannot be determined. Work on the re-lining will take place between 8 am and 6 pm Monday to Friday.

Those people who have any concerns about the work are invited to contact the Project Manager, Rob Frizzell, at the Council – phone 03 311 8900 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03 311 8900 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext 8877.

Further information:

Rob Frizzell
Project Manager
Phone: (03) 311 8900 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (03) 311 8900 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 8877
Email: robert.frizzell@wmk.govt.nz

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