District Council is wrapping up the final stages of a major four month project
on the Methven water gallery, which has seen a complete renewal to parts of the
infrastructure supplying Methven’s drinking water.
Methven water gallery had sustained damage to parts of the infiltration pipe
deep underground and was in urgent need of repairs to ensure the safety and
sustainability of the town’s drinking water.
was a large and extremely complicated project to undertake. 500 metres of pipe
had to be installed to replace the damaged system, as well as a number of new
chambers dug out. All of this had to be done without compromising the water
supply, and I am proud of our staff’s tremendous effort to keep the system
working effectively throughout the project.”