Some residents in High St, Dunedin, were without water for
several hours yesterday as city council staff moved a water
main to make way for a telecommunications pit for ultrafast
Dunedin City Council network operations manager Mike Ind said
having to move the water main was an inconvenience for the
council and homeowners, especially as the pipe had been
replaced only about four years ago.
In streets such as High St, infrastructure density was so
high there was barely room for UFB gear.
The council had not yet had to move any other underground
water infrastructure for the UFB installation, and Mr Ind did
not know if it would have to move any other pipes. The cost
of pipe shifting was being covered by Chorus, the company
installing the fibre network.