New Zealand’s Success Continues with Takapuna Beachfront Project
- by Emma Timbrell
- June 29, 2022
Our impressive work in New Zealand continues with one of our NSW crews traveling over to help with a $1.4 million wastewater pipe upgrade on Auckland’s popular Takapuna beach.
The project was led by John Adamo with the help of Simon Fullam’s NSW crew.
The project consisted of a 1.6km wastewater pipe, which runs the full length of the beach. Takapuna Beach has suffered from wastewater leaks in the past, with recent investigations finding the pipe (built in the 1940s) was in urgent need of an upgrade. The crews decided upon an Expanda solution due to difficult site access and the need to cause minimal disruption to beachgoers and the surrounding residential area.
Before relining, 36 manholes and the overall pipeline were inspected for any obstructions or blockages, which required some worksites to be fenced off as a safety measure.
Our crew’s relining of the aged wastewater pipe now extends the life of the pipe by 50 years, significantly reducing the risk of overflows in Tukapuna improving the lives of the communities we serve.
Our customer, Watercare, was extremely pleased, with our crews exceeding their expectations in delivery with no customer complaints and very little impact on the surrounding community. In recognition of the project’s success, Watercare rewarded us with a stop and reset lunch as a special thank you.
Well done to everyone involved for being their best and helping solve our customer’s problems.
Contributors: John Adamo