WORK has started on the installation of replacement sewer and water mains in the Stafford Street and Monckton Street areas of Feilding.
The replacement is part of Manawatu District Council’s on-going renewal programme to replace old, glazed, earthenware sewers and cast iron water mains. The pipes have reached the end of their design capabilities and are a maintenance liability.
The two projects, to be carried out by local company Blackley Construction Ltd, are expected to take a total of 20 weeks to complete, dependent on weather conditions. The construction work will be staggered in different stages.
Project Engineer – Utilities, Johan van Vuuren, said the 90 metres of sewer renewals in Stafford Street (between Eyre and Fergusson Streets) would be installed first before the contractors switched to the sewer requirements in Monckton Street.
This would involve 500 metres of new sewers on Monkton Street (between Weld and Denbigh Streets and Denbigh and Derby Streets) and on Weld Street (between Kimbolton Road and Monckton Street).
Mr van Vuuren said work on the watermain replacements would follow, with 380 metres destined for Stafford Street (between Eyre and Macarthur Streets), and 490 metres in Monckton Street (between Weld and Denbigh Streets and Denbigh and Derby Streets).
Residents in the affected areas are being notified of the planned works and traffic management plans will be in place to assist traffic control and safety.
The project values are $416,000 for Monkton Street and $130,000 for Stafford Street.