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West Coast Town’s reserves are growing as the Leakey Pipe closes.

Staff from Christchurch Firm Detection Services and the Blair District Council examined a leaking pipe outside Rifton's band hall on Tuesday.

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Staff from Christchurch Firm Detection Services and the Blair District Council examined a leaking pipe outside Rifton’s band hall on Tuesday.

The water level in Rifton’s reservoir is rising again as the leaky pipe along the strand is being repaired.

Blair District Council staff, a team from Westref Services and a search for a leak from Christchurch spent Tuesday trying. Detect leaks starting last Friday and run down the reservoir. At least only 11% complete.

Infrastructure manager Eric de Boer said the team had found several leaks in the system.

“A major lake was located along the strand, in an area where seemingly heavy transport trucks sometimes stand and are labyrinthine so that drivers can use the new public toilet.”

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De Boer said the team had now repaired the pipe and investigated several others.

“While it can’t be [main] The leak has improved quickly and the reservoir is on its way back – we’ve been monitoring the situation overnight and now we’re 40 centimeters full and slowly moving.

But there was always a danger that a leaky pipe could be repaired. Other parts of the network are breaking down., He warned

Until the reservoir reaches 50%, Rifton will remain on a ‘necessary use only’ notice, then we will move the city to ‘limited use’ until we reach 80%, then ‘conservation’. Let’s move on, which is our routine. Use layout. “

The council was urging any business that reopens today under the Quaid Alert Level 2 to abide by the necessary usage restrictions during this time.

De Boer said repair crews will deal with other leaks in the next few days and can expect more water to stop once residential pipes are repaired.

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