Repair work to Blenheim’s underground pipes is progressing with the second stage set to begin.
Over two kilometres of sewer network pipeline has been relined in eight different areas around Blenheim after it sustained damage during the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.
Pipes in Park Terrace, Lybster Street, High Street, Arthur Street, Pitchell Street, Henry Street, Grove Road and Hutcheson Street have received some much needed TLC.
Council’s Operations and Maintenance Engineer Stephen Rooney says the next stage in the project involves relining earthenware sewer laterals to some Blenheim properties.
“This will require a small excavation within each property. If you are affected by this work our contractors, Reline NZ Ltd (Hydrotech), will get in touch with you directly,” Stephen says.
The $1.5 million project is the first stage of a 20 kilometre repair programme across Blenheim and Picton over the next ten years.
Late last year work was carried out to reline and strengthen a 100 year-old stormwater pipe in High Street.