Second water mains swabbing completed successfully

Published: Wed 2 Sep 2015 09:50 AM
Second water mains swabbing completed successfully
Palmerston North City Council completed the swabbing of the city’s second trunk water main last night.
The water main runs from the Turitea Water Treatment Plant to the Swabbing Chamber at the Fitzherbert Bridge. A total length of eight kilometres.
Council staff started preparation at 5:30pm last night and completed the work just before 12:30am this morning.
Palmerston North City Council Water Asset Engineer Dora Luo says there were a couple of unforeseen issues however the process of removing the built-up sediment from the pipes was completed successfully.
Last Tuesday the Council cleaned the other trunk water main between the Ngahere Park reservoir and the Hardie Street swabbing station.
"It was a challenging night but our staff were excellent. I am pleased to say the Council successfully cleaned both pipes this year without receiving any complaints about discoloured water," Dora says.

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