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BOROUGH WORKS.

SPAWLING METAL.

For the past few weeks a staff of men have been spawling metal at the north end of the town, and at present there are 900 yards of metal spawled. This is about tbe required amount of metal, and tbe Akaroa County Council's crushing plant will commence crushing in a few days A portion of this metal will be used for the con tinuation of the concrete channelling and Kerning throughout the Borough and for street metalling, while about 300 yards are being spawled for the use of the Akaroa County Council on the main roadDRAINING THE RECREATION GROUND. As soon as the spawling is completeted, a start will be made upon tbe draining of the recreation ground, and about four men will be engaged upon this work, which has been delayed for so long. The laying of tbe surface pipe drains should not be a vdry long process and should be completed within a week or so. ELECTRIC LIGHT EXTRA WATER SUPPLY. After the draining of tbe Recreation Ground a start will be made upon the laying of the extra pipe line that is to amplify tbe water supply of tbe elec trio light reservoir on L'Aube hill by -connecting the Greban Valley creek with the system. The pipe tine is already surveyed, and the easement agreements made, so that the work will be able to proceed without inter ruption* as soon as tbe labour is available It is very necessary that the extra supply should be available for next summer, as since last year the scheme has been taxed with so much extra load in tbe way of power and lighting, and were a long dry spell to set in tbe present water supply would not be able to keep tbe plant running to satisfy all the demands at present made upon it, The water supply from Balgueri creek has been consistently good all through the winter, and the volume of water in the creek has been abnormally large. It is expected' that the new supply will be available by tho spring.

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BOROUGH WORKS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4407, 26 June 1914

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BOROUGH WORKS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4407, 26 June 1914

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