Pipeline snakes through Tauranga Harbour

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Launching of a 700m sewer pipe to float across harbour to Memorial Park prior to being pulled into tunnel drilled through peninsula to Graham Park.
Launching of a 700m sewer pipe to float across harbour to Memorial Park prior to being pulled into tunnel drilled through peninsula to Graham Park.

A 700 metre pipeline snaked its way across Rangataua Bay at first light this morning.

The pipeline is part of the Tauranga City Council's $8 million project to lay a sewer main through the Te Papa Peninsula, linking the Memorial Park pumping station with the Judea pumping station.

It was dragged out this morning under the Maungatapu Causeway Bridge.

The tow had to take place on the incoming tide to maximise control of the pipeline in the water and ensure it did not hit the bridge.

Launching of a 700m sewer pipe to float across harbour to Memorial Park prior to being pulled into tunnel drilled through peninsula to Graham Park.
Launching of a 700m sewer pipe to float across harbour to Memorial Park prior to being pulled into tunnel drilled through peninsula to Graham Park.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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