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The Manawatu District Coun­cil has put an­other $150,000 to­wards the Feild­ing Wastewater Treat­ment Plant. An in­crease in the con­tin­gency amount was de­manded fol­low­ing geotech­ni­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tions for the in­stal­la­tion of a new di­gester tank. Those in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed more work was re­quired than orig­i­nally an­tic­i­pated at the time the con­tract was signed. These im­prove­ments will pro­vide seis­mic re­sis­tance to al­low the tank to func­tion in case of a ma­jor earth­quake. The con­tin­gency amount will al­low for the in­stal­la­tion of a two-me­tre-deep gravel pad re­in­forced with geo-tex­tiles to pro­tect the tank.

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