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City invests over R5,5m to replace 2 244m of sewer pipes in Maitland <span><p style="text-align:justify;">As part of the Mayor's Priority Programme (MPP), the Water and Sanitation Directorate has expanded its Sewer and Water Pipe Replacement Programme and set aside R836,6 million for infrastructure maintenance and pipe replacements for the 2023/2024 financial year.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The first phase of the Maitland project saw the replacement of 2 244m of sewer pipes found between one to five metres underground in Steen Street, Royal Road, Camden Street, Kensington Street, Coronation Road, Amstel Road, Miramonte Street, Janssens Road and Bodmin Street. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The need for replacement was identified after the area experienced multiple sewer pipe collapses and reoccurring overflows. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:912px;" /> </figure></span><span><p style="text-align:justify;">The trenchless replacement method used for this project is called Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) where the approximately 70-year-old vitrified clay sewer pipe is relined with a textile tube coated in resin which hardens after insertion. It is a jointless and seamless pipe-lining method within an existing pipe and is one of the most widely used rehabilitation methods. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien conducted a site visit alongside the Maitland Ratepayers Association. They received a comprehensive project briefing from the City's Reticulation team and were pleased with the notable progress made on the project despite challenges that arose which included stubborn blockages caused by the illegal dumping of foreign matter and building rubble into the sewer pipeline. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:916px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'I am pleased that a significant section of Maitland's sewer pipes were successfully relined as part of this complex sewer replacement project. Pipeline replacement forms part of the Water and Sanitation Directorate's strategy to reduce the number of sewer spills and to provide efficient sanitation services. The City aims to replace 100km of sewer pipes per year over the next three financial years,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:2201px;" /> </figure><strong>​​End</strong></span><p><br></p>2024-05-12T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#7f7383b5-1732-4d05-8695-ea364c894aa9;L0|#07f7383b5-1732-4d05-8695-ea364c894aa9|sewer;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#3e84e2ed-3e2d-44ae-a5b6-af54ef207755;L0|#03e84e2ed-3e2d-44ae-a5b6-af54ef207755|maintenance;GP0|#0f9ef4b6-2013-4632-8eef-738412de9010;L0|#00f9ef4b6-2013-4632-8eef-738412de9010|project10

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