Upcoming work on our water schemes
Milton's aged watermains that have been identified for renewal are being replaced with Polyethene (HDPE) plastic pipe. Where footpaths have recently been installed our contractor is directional drilling the pipe into place to minimise disruption. The work is currently under way.
Prior to connecting new pipes to the existing reticulation, network valves will be inspected to determine areas that will experience water shut downs.
Once areas requiring a water shut down are identified, those affected will receive further information via a letter box drop providing advance warning (48hours) of the date and duration of the shutdown. We are aiming for these shutdowns will be of 4 to 6 hours duration and generally between 9am to 3pm or overnight from 7pm.
Other urban work that has been completed is renewal of the old cast iron main supply line from the Reservoir in Tapanui down Whiskey Gulley Road.
Rural Water Scheme renewal work for pipes larger than 100mm diameter being carried out has come to a seasonal halt, possibly for the next three weeks or until ground conditions improve. However, renewal work on the Glenkenich Rural Water Scheme has been completed leaving the small diameter pipe to be laid.
Once ground conditions improve our Contractor will be visible on Tuapeka Flat Road, then Cockelshell Road in the Tuapeka Rural Water Scheme area.
The remaining renewal work in Moa Flat and Richardson South Rural Water Schemes should be underway in the late spring, early summer.
Council and our Contractors take Health and Safety very seriously and will be taking all necessary precautions to keep workers and public safe. All work sites will be barricaded and or coned off to restrict public access. People who need to approach the site (but not involved with the work) need to conform to all signage and follow directions of Contractor's Staff. Parents are reminded to warn children of the dangers of construction works and to keep well back from the work site.
If you have any queries, please contact Councils Project Engineer Grant Bullin on 0800 801 350. Council's website and Facebook page will also have updates as needed.
Clutha District Council regrets any inconvenience this may cause but knows that this will improve water services in this area. And thanks you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.
Gravel Road Dust Suppression Options
Heavy Traffic Restriction
TAHAKOPA VALLEY ROAD
There will be a Temporary Road Closure for the Lawrence Rally 2019 on Saturday 9th November 2019, the following roads will be closed.
PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is given that the Clutha District Council, for the purpose of The Lawrence Rally 2019, proposes to close the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.
DATE: Saturday 9th November 2019
Stage 1: 9.00am – 12.00pm
|Four Mile Creek Rd||Tuapeka West Rd ||Tuapeka Flat Rd|
|Tuapeka Flat Rd||Four Mile Creek Rd ||Corkscrew Rd|
|Corkscrew Rd||Tuapeka Flat Rd ||Reserve Rd|
|Reserve Rd||Corkscrew Rd ||Tuapeka Mouth Rd|
Stage 2 & 4: 9.30am – 4.30pm
|Greenfield Rd||Puketi Rd ||Cairn Rd|
|Cairn Rd||Greenfield Rd ||Roberts Rd|
|Roberts Rd||Cairn Rd ||Rutherford Rd |
Stage 3: 11.30am – 2.45pm
|Athenaeum Rd||SH8||Cockleshell Rd|
|Cockleshell Rd||Athenaeum Rd ||SH8 |
Stage 5: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
|Breakneck road||Skinner Rd ||SH 8|
Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before Friday 25 October 2019 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, P O Box 25, Balclutha 9240.