The rehabilitation has begun in Achilles Street where 142 m of broken pipe have been lined using Trenchless Technology, a first for Stratford.
Engineering Officer Maria Swan said “This new relining technology is more time efficient. In this instance it enabled the work to be completed within two days.
“Using the traditional open cut method this particular piece of work could have taken more than a month to complete.
"Cost for the actual pipe is similar to traditional methods but the reduction in disruption and reinstatement means the total bill is notably cheaper,” said Ms Swan.Article continues below…
Director of Assets Sven Hanne said “Generally you get 70-120 years of use from a pipe and Stratford’s pipes are nearing the end of their use. At this stage, the Council is looking to complete remedial work on one section of pipe per year. Residents living in the affected areas will be informed in advance of any work to take place.”
The rehabilitation of Stratford’s wastewater pipes will continue into the future.