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Clyde wastewater pipeline construction underway again

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 14 May, 2020 | By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Construction of the Clyde wastewater pipeline is underway again after a month-long delay due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The shift to level three two weeks ago meant Central Otago District Council (CODC) contractors, Fulton Hogan, could recommence working in crew bubbles, whilst maintaining physical distancing.

Crews are installing the pipeline along Graveyard Gully Road towards its final destination, the Alexandra wastewater treatment plant.

CODC is also taking the opportunity to make improvements to Alexandra's wastewater system while the Clyde wastewater pipeline is being installed along Graveyard Gully Road.

“It makes good sense to do these upgrades when we're already working in the area, as this minimises disruption for the community and is more cost-effective,” said CODC capital project programme manager Patrick Keenan.

As well as installing the Clyde wastewater pipeline, contractors are upgrading the existing Alexandra wastewater pipeline and installing a second wastewater pipeline to future-proof the capacity of Alexandra's wastewater system.

To maintain service continuity, a temporary above-ground pipeline has been installed to carry wastewater to the treatment plant while this work is underway.

A temporary road closure for all traffic is in place on Graveyard Gully Road south of the Shaky Bridge Café until June 2020.

Pipeline installation work on the Graveyard Gully section is expected to be completed in July.

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