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Tub Council's procedure in laying the pipes to thoroughly drain this ground is not what it should be according to judges capable of giving an expert opinion on such matters. The Council's men are at prespnt digging trenches which vary in depth from f our feet to one foot, and are laying pipes

which will empty into tha main draiu which runs through tbe centre of the ground. It is well known by those who have had very large experience in this sort of draining that two inch pipes are universally used, and are as a matter of fact more effective than j the four-inch pipes used. The method of j putting the pipes in an open drain without j collars is said to render them useless, and i' I m'ght easily be expected that in a year or two the pipes will choke up with earth worms. The pipes are porous, and the water percolates through them. If they are not cemented together, or the connecting collars U3ed, they will certainly ctrke with worms and earth, The method of laying the pipes is also liable to cause trouble, as to ensure goad drainage the pipes must be perfectly in line, and a half inch deviation will spoil the effectiveness of the whole line. To ensure tbe pipes being laid in a solid bed from which they cannot be dislodged there J is a ppecial kind of tool used, and easily ob» j tamed, which is pushed along the channel I mide, into which the drain pipe fits perfectly.

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DRAINING AKAROA RECREATION GROUND., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4428, 11 September 1914

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DRAINING AKAROA RECREATION GROUND. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4428, 11 September 1914

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