Work to start on 20km Bluff pipeline upgrade

Friday 1 February 2013, 3:17PM

By Invercargill City Council



Work begins next week on a major upgrade for the water pipeline running between Clifton and Ocean Beach Road in Bluff, Invercargill City Council Engineering Services Group Manager, Russell Keen said today.

Mr Keen said that on Monday 4 February, three teams of Delta staff would begin work upgrading the 20 kilometre pipeline.

The pipe would be upgraded from 250mm in diameter to 280mm, which would allow for any increased demand in future.  The project would cost $4.5 million, to be funded by loans.

The work is expected to take until the end of this year and may cause some disruption to traffic travelling on State Highway One.

Mr Keen said that at times over the next ten months the road may temporarily be reduced to one lane and motorists may be subject to delays as work is carried out on the pipeline.

Residents in the affected area would receive a letter advising of the scheduled works.

Mr Keen encouraged anyone with questions, or wanting more information, to contact him at the Invercargill City Council.