Wastewater pipeline work nears completion

Central Otago District Council contractor Michael Harvey is all smiles yesterday as work on the Clyde wastewater pipeline in Tarbert St nears completion. Photo: Adam Burns
Central Otago District Council contractor Michael Harvey is all smiles yesterday as work on the Clyde wastewater pipeline in Tarbert St nears completion. Photo: Adam Burns
The finish line is in sight for the Clyde wastewater pipeline project as work in Alexandra heads into the final stages.

An exact completion date is yet to be confirmed as the Central Otago District Council works through design and consent conditions for the remaining work.

The pipeline is part of a the $13.6million first stage of the Clyde wastewater project which also includes a pumping station and the new reticulated wastewater system in central Clyde.

Temporary chip-sealing work is continuing in Alexandra’s Tarbert St where the pipeline had been installed, which would be followed by the reinstatement of the pipeline trench.

The work in Tarbert St is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

The pipeline will extend along Walton St and under the Manuherikia River to the Alexandra wastewater treatment plant.

In a statement issued yesterday, the council said design and consent requirements were being evaluated for this work and it was not yet known when the last part of the pipeline would be completed.

Council capital projects programme manager Patrick Keenan said there had been more factors to consider due to the urbanised location of the pipeline work.

‘‘Our crews have really appreciated the community’s understanding and patience, particularly businesses and households along the route, as this work has been carried out.’’

adam.burns@odt.co.nz

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