Wastewater pipes cleaning starts in Raglan

21 February 2017

Waikato District Council is continuing its work to improve the wastewater network in Raglan.

Following on from its smoke testing of pipes being carried out in February, contractors have started cleaning and inspecting underground wastewater pipes in the northern part of the town.

Cleaning the pipes will remove blockages caused by objects like nappies, pieces of cloth and wet-wipes.

These blockages can lead to wastewater spills, which is something Council is trying to avoid.

Once clean, the pipes can be inspected via Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras. The inspection provides valuable information about the condition of the pipes which helps Council plan what maintenance is needed.

General Manager Service Delivery, Tim Harty says this work forms an important part of a district-wide assessment into the condition of Council’s underground pipes, especially in Raglan. 

“It is part of Council’s ongoing commitment to improving wastewater infrastructure so that we can minimise any wastewater overflows or leaks,” he says.

The contractors, InterGroup Ltd, are due to start the cleaning and CCTV inspection work during the last week of February. Work will continue until the end of June 2017.

If there are manholes or access chambers on private property, the owner will be contacted and arrangements will be made.

Council thanks the Raglan community for its support of this important work.

For more information please contact:
John Brown
Communications Advisor
Waikato District Council
07 824 8633
communications@waidc.govt.nz