Drill rig at Mo­tat

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Auck­land fam­i­lies are in­vited to learn about ‘‘What’s go­ing on un­der your feet’’ when Water­care un­der­takes geotech­ni­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tions at the Mu­seum of Trans­port and Tech­nol­ogy next week. Vis­i­tors to Mo­tat will have the op­por­tu­nity to see a geotech­ni­cal drill rig in ac­tion, watch earth sam­ples be­ing ex­tracted and learn fun facts about pre­par­ing for wa­ter and waste­water con­struc­tion projects. The work be­gins on Fe­bru­ary 17 and are ex­pected to take a week to com­plete. The in­ves­ti­ga­tions will help Water­care plan for fu­ture im­prove­ments to the waste­water net­work by iden­ti­fy­ing the types of earth and rock that lie up to 30 me­tres un­der­ground.

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