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Watercare Services to improve Auckland waterways

Watercare Services has confirmed it will be undertaking improvements to Auckland waterways thanks to an 8 metre wide fibre-glass shaft liner.

In the early hours of the morning in March, Auckland lit up like a Christmas tree while a package was delivered not by a sleigh but by a truck/haulage trailer.

The first pieces of the 8 metre-wide fibre-glass shaft liner were transported from the Port of Auckland to Watercare’s Central Interceptor May Road site.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve transported fibre-glass liners under the cover of darkness, but this one is by far the biggest,” said the Watercare Services team on a LinkedIn Post.

In the coming weeks it will be inserted into a shaft at May Road.

The fibre-glass liner helps the shaft, which is a huge hole in the ground, that connects to the tunnel underneath and keeps its formation and slows down the transfer of wastewater.

“All the hard mahi by our team and tunnel boring machine, Domenica, will result in the completion of small poo tunnels that connect to the giant 14.7 km Central Interceptor poo tunnel,” shared the team.

“The result will be a reduction in overflows into central Auckland waterways and onto beaches.”

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