April 2019 – October 2019
Installation of a 280mm rising main running from the Park Road/ St Aubyns Street intersection to the Willow Park/ Victoria Street intersection.
This was Drainways first major job as lead contractor to Hastings District Council.
One of the initial challenges was determining the potential for underground service clashes. This required potholing two metres deep to find service locations and then plotting these with GPS to provide council engineers with coordinates for their modelling to ensure the rising main didn’t clash with these existing services.
The project also included a 30-metre section of directional drilling that required two drill shots.
Given the location of this project in a residential area, we also had concerns around traffic disruptions and making sure residents had access to their houses. This meant working outside driveways while residents were at work and completing the job before they arrived home. To keep residents informed, we also did letterbox drops outlining details of the job, timing and a contact phone number for the Drainways Project Manager running the job.
Our first Council project as lead contractor was a great success. Although it was scheduled to be finished in December 2020, the Drainways team completed the job eight weeks early, well within budget. Happy engineers, happy Council, happy residents. It doesn’t get better than that.