Horowhenua District Council has closely inspected Levin's sewer network and has discovered it will be necessary to replace some pipes in some areas. Problems identified include tree root intrusion, broken lines and water infiltration.
Which areas are affected?
The following areas will be affected:
- Elizabeth Street (from house no. 26 to Tiro Tiro Road);
- Margaret Street; and
- William Street (from house no.10 to Beatty Street).
How will the pipes be replaced?
Council's contractors will use a combination of methods of open trench and trenchless technology (pipe bursting). Pipe bursting will minimise extensive excavation and therefore minimise disruption to surrounding residences, businesses and the environment. However, in some areas where the pipes have severe dipping complete open trenching will be used to correct the dips.
The roads will remain open for most of the time during the period. 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 renewal project.
When will the work take pace?
Work will take place from Mondays to Fridays, starting on Monday, 23 September. Work is expected to be complete on 15 December 2019, however please note adverse weather may impact on these timelines.
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.
Who do I talk to if I have questions or concerns?
Please contact Council's Construction Manager Ronaldo Serrano on 06 366 0999 or email email@example.com