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New sewer pipe to meet growing Kaiteriteri demands

February 13th, 2017

The Riuwaka to Kaiteriteri road will undergo further disruptions this year as the main sewer pipe from Kaiteriteri and Tapu Bay is replaced.

The major upgrade aims to better manage Kaiteriteri's wastewater in wet weather and during the peak summer period. The new pipe will also have extra capacity to meet future growth.

The new pipeline will run along the road from Stephens Bay to the cycle way entry in Riuwaka, at the intersection of Kaiteriteri and Goodall Roads.

The existing, smaller pipe takes a short cut from the Tapu Bay village to Riuwaka via the Tapu Bay seabed, and this has been a bone of contention to local iwi.

That pipe will stay in the estuary and will be flushed with weater and sealed to prevent any leakage into Tapu Bay (pictured above).

In a press release, Council says the work along the main Riuwaka-Kaiteriteri Road will be finished by December this year, with other work on local roads and pump station upgrades to follow between February and July 2018.

TDC's priority is to minimise disruption to residents, cyclists, road users and businesses.

"The road will be open at all times. However, traffic will be reduced to one-lane on sections of the road. Tasman's Great Taste Trail will stay open throughout the works, but some parts will be affected from time to time.

"We will work on a traffic management plan with the successful contractor and share that once we have more details."

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