Somerfield Street, Somerfield. Wastewater lateral repairs.
What: Repairing three wastewater laterals.
When: Starting Monday 13 February 2017, for about ten days.
Traffic: Two-way traffic maintained. Reduced on-street parking.
What we are doing
- Downer as part of SCIRT is repairing the earthquake damaged wastewater system in Spreydon.
- Starting Monday 13 February 2017, we will be repairing three wastewater laterals on Somerfield Street. See Map 1 for location of works.
- This work will be done in two stages and take about 10 days to complete, subject to favourable on-site and weather conditions.
- A lateral is the pipe that connects a property to the wastewater pipe in middle of the street. We will be digging an access point in the middle of the road to remove a section of the damaged lateral and replacing it with a new piece.
- Once the new pipe is laid the trench will be backfilled and compacted. The access point will then will be sealed by a separate roading crew the following week.
- Stage 1 will involve repairing two laterals outside #107 and will take about one week to complete
Stage 2 will follow stage 1 and includes repairing a single lateral outside #103. This will take about three days to complete.
- We will be dewatering, which lowers the ground water within the access point. The ground water is pumped into a sediment tank which will be used to filter the ground water before it is released into the storm water system.
- You may hear a light humming noise coming from the dewatering pumps running 24 hours a day.
- We will try to keep disruption to a minimum and we apologise for any inconvenience.
- This work will have no effect on your services.
- Two-way traffic will be maintained on Somerfield Street.
- There will be no on-street parking around the worksite.
- Please be alert to changes in traffic management, follow signage and drive to the changed conditions.