Waikeria pipe work starts in Kihikihi
Waikeria pipeline has hit the ground in Kihikihi, as construction starts this week.
The Kihikihi section of Waipā District Council’s Waikeria wastewater pipeline is underway, with works commencing along Rolleston Street and Flat Road.
Council’s service delivery group manager, Dawn Inglis, said traffic management, including detours, will be in place to allow the construction of the new pipeline.
“We are installing a pipe on Rolleston Street which will connect to the Kihikihi wastewater network approximately 100m along Flat Road. To ensure that the pipe is laid to the correct grade, we need to open the road for the installation.
“Kihikihi residents may need to allow a few extra minutes to their drive as road detours will be in place while we do this work.”
Once completed, the new pipe will bring wastewater from Waikeria Correctional Facility through Kihikihi to connect with the Kihikihi wastewater network at Flat Road. Wastewater will then go through to Te Awamutu Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment.
“We expect the Rolleston Street portion of the pipe installation to be completed by the end of September. There are also pipes to be be installed along Moule, Galloway, and Church streets which will take place over the next four months,” Inglis added.
For more information about the Waikeria pipeline project, head to waipadc.govt.nz/waikeria.