Horowhenua District Council has inspected Levin's sewer network and discovered some pipes in some areas need to be replaced. Problems include tree root intrusion, broken lines and water infiltration.
Why not just repair the pipes?
Repairs may remove defects for the short-term, but they will not necessarily solve the issues long-term. Based on the significant problems identified, it is best to completely replace the pipes and laterals.
How will the pipes be replaced?
Council's contractors will use a combination of open trench and trenchless technology (pipe bursting). Pipe bursting will minimise extensive excavation and disruption to surrounding residences, businesses and the environment. However, in some areas where the pipes have severe dipping, open trenching will be used to correct the dips.
Which areas are affected?
Carlisle Street, Levin, from Weraroa Road to the boundary of the AP&I Showgrounds; and Sussex Street, Levin, from Makomako Road to Victoria Street.
When will the work take place?
Work will take place from Mondays to Fridays between February and May 2019.
Will the roads stay open?
Roads will remain open for most of the time during the works. However, there will be occasions when the road will be restricted to one lane. Council staff and contractors will work with residents and road users to minimise the impacts of the project.
Who do I talk to if I have questions or concerns?
Please contact Council’s Project Manager Gerry O’Neill or Projects Engineer Ronaldo Serrano on 06 366 0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.