Horowhenua District Council has closely inspected Levin’s water network and has discovered it will be necessary to replace some pipes in some areas. Problems identified include age of pipe, frequent repair and the need to cater for future development.
Why not just repair the pipe?
Repairs may remove defects for the short-term but they will not necessarily solve the issues long-term. Based on the significant problems identified and future demand, it is best to completely replace the pipes and laterals.
How will the pipes be replaced?
Council’s contractors will use a mix of open trench and direct drilling. The roads will remain open for most of the time during the works. 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.
Which areas are affected?
Sussex Street between Makomako Road to Victoria Street.
When will the work take place?
Work will take place between 7am and 5pm on weekdays and occasionally on Saturdays between November 2018 and February 2019 (excluding Christmas holiday break).
Who can I talk with if I have questions or concerns?
Please contact Horowhenua Alliance Planning Manager Gerry O’ Neill on 06 366 0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.