Sewer re­pairs be­gin soon

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

The $1.6 mil­lion sewer mains up­grade in Can­nons Creek and along­side State High­way 1 will be­gin soon, with its aim to pre­vent water pour­ing into the sewer at ‘‘an alarm­ing rate’’.

Porirua City Coun­cil re­cently com­pleted a re­view of the sewer mains net­work, find­ing a num­ber of ar­eas in the city at risk of fail­ure. A re­newal pro­gramme has been set in place, of­ten us­ing ‘‘trench­less relin­ing con­struc­tion’’ meth­ods, ac­cord­ing to a re­port to a coun­cil com­mit­tee last week.

The trunk sewer line north of Aotea block was found to be se­verely cor­roded, with both the Porirua and Kenepuru streams pour­ing into the sewer. There was ‘‘im­mi­nent dan­ger of col- lapse, with a high risk of ef­flu­ent dis­charge into the har­bour’’.

This area has been re­paired and a new con­tract will see the relin­ing of the sewer up­stream. The Can­nons Creek re­newals will start in July or Au­gust.

The coun­cil’s gen­eral man­ager of as­set man­age­ment Peter Bai­ley said they need to dip into next year’s fund­ing to con­tinue the project.

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