Unpleasant smell lingers
29 May 2007
Christchurch City Council apologises for the unpleasant odour in the air during the last week, a result of ongoing upgrades at the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant. These are expected to linger until the end of the week.
The work required the shutting down of two major pump stations last week. "We had hoped that the pumps would be up and running before last weekend," says Mike Bourke, the Council’s Operations and Maintenance Manager.
"However, difficulties in placing a new piece of equipment meant construction took an extra day. The contractor worked through the weekend and normal operation resumed at 10am on Sunday. However, the residual effect of the work means there is still an odour."
The work is part of a $3.1m major project to replacement four large pumps.
This project is part of an upgrade programme at the Wastewater Treatment Plant designed to ensure there is capacity to meet the city’s future growth and demand and to replace equipment which is reach the end of its economical life.
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