Marton Water Strategy Update
It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us about what’s happening to improve the Marton water supply, but that doesn’t mean that work hasn’t been happening.
October 23, 2023
In fact, we’re rather excited to tell you that as of Monday we’ve hit a significant milestone in the project. The screen and the casing for the new bore next to the Tūtaenui Dams have been installed.
The screen is made out of slotted stainless steel that has been designed specifically for the geology down the bore hole. It allows the maximum amount of water through but without dragging sand or other sediment with it.
For the next step, the contractors will be forcing water and air down the casing of the bore at high pressure to clean out any mud or silty material where the screen sits, ensuring that the water that follows is clear and clean.
Check out some of the photos from down at the site, and a diagram showing how the screen fits into the bore system.