Work on the Benhar and Tokoiti sewerage extensions is well
under way and both schemes are expected to be fully
operational early next year.
At the Clutha District Council's district assets committee
meeting last week, council staff said the Benhar sewerage
extension was due to be commissioned next month, while some
Tokoiti properties were already connected to the Tokoiti
Council projects engineer Peter Ross said the extension at
Benhar, north of Balclutha, appeared to be slightly under its
budget of $1.3 million, while the scheme in Tokoiti might be
slightly over its $710,000 budget.
Mr Ross said contractor Fulton Hogan was making good progress
on the project in Benhar, despite delays due to poor weather
in October which halted work for two weeks.
Work on the communal pumping station was well under way and
33 individual on-site pumping stations had been installed, he
Council district assets manager Jules Witt said community
response to the contractor had been positive and, in turn,
Fulton Hogan had been accommodating of property owners'
In Tokoiti, near Milton, contractor Adams Plumbing had
completed most of the original project work, with a start
being made on the additional properties in Tokoiti Rd.
Mr Witt said 26 of the 28 original properties (including the
school) to be connected to the gravity reticulation had been
and were operating, as is one of the six original properties
served by pumps.
Two Tokoiti Rd properties are also connected.
He said work had been delayed by bad winter weather and by a
greater ''length and complexity'' of individual property
drainage required than estimated.