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Design contract awarded for Clyde wastewater reticulation

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Central Otago District Council has awarded the design contract for the Clyde Wastewater Reticulation project to Stantec New Zealand.

"Getting the design right is a critical part of this project to furnish Clyde with a reticulated wastewater system that will bring long-term environmental and well-being benefits to Clyde and the wider Central Otago district," says Central Otago District Council capital projects programme manager Patrick Keenan.

Physical construction works for Stage 1 of the project are scheduled to begin in autumn 2020 and be completed in 2021.

However, Clyde locals will see contractors out and about doing some early preparation work in central Clyde over the coming months.

"There’s some early work we need to do taking measurements and assessing factors such as ground levels," Mr Keenan said.

"If your household or business is in central Clyde, our contractors may need to visit your property. They’ll contact you in advance of doing so to check that it’s all ok to visit and to arrange a suitable time."

"We’ll be communicating further with Clyde householders and business owners whose properties are in the Stage 1 (central Clyde) area over the coming months."

The exact perimeters of the Stage 1 area are being finalised over the next few weeks as the last few design details of the reticulation system are worked through. Once that work is completed, the Council will communicate directly with all households, businesses and property owners in the Stage 1 area.

Background

Clyde's new reticulation system will replace the town's existing wastewater system which relies on septic tanks and disposal fields. It will meet environmental and resource consent requirements, significantly improving the quality of Clyde's urban discharges.

A wastewater pipeline is currently being constructed that will carry Clyde's wastewater from the new reticulated wastewater system to the Alexandra treatment station.

The total estimated cost of stage 1 is $13.6 million, which includes installing the pipeline, a pump station and the new reticulated wastewater system for central Clyde.

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