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WESTERN TAIERI DRAINAGE BOARD

The monthly meeting, held to-day, was attended by Messrs J. T. Gibson (ehaiiman), D. Donll, James Miller, C. Campbell, and W Thomson.

The Engineer reported : The following work has been carried out during the month :—The drain on the south side of Lee Creek from B road upwards has been cleaned out. The cleaning out of the centre drain through Berkley has been finished, and the cleaning out of drain is now in progiess. The regrading of the upper end of Kirk's road drain and Kirk's drain extension is finished. Maintenance work and fencinjj, etc., has also l>een done at the lower end of the contour channel. At the upper end of the contour channel the board's men are now employed banking on the junction of Spark's Creek with the contour channel. The river embankment and boxes have been inspected and left in good repair. The pumping for the four weeks ending 17th October amounts to 23| pump hours. Pump drain bridge : Some of the timber of the bridge on B road over old drain to pump station requires renewing, also the timber lining of drain for about half a chain below the bridge. I propose to hawe this work can-ied out during the month. In regard to the drain on the. south side of "Lee Crook, fiom Sir Geo. M'Lean's steading np to Mr Robinson's boundary, this has been cleaned out, but was found to Imtso badly iranijied in that in come places there was practically no indication of a drain. This part of the rroperty is used as a pig :un, and part of it is fenced in as such, the drain being under the fence. Unless the drain is fenced off on the land side at once the diain wii! be again tramped in, and the work'done will have hev?n useless. Also, the lyec Creek embankment at this point has been badly rooted into by pigs, and from the appearance of the embankment this has evideiitlv b<vn going on for some time. There is a ">in water pipe through the embankment of the Leo Creek a! the bridge entering Sir O M'Lean's property. This, is used for water supply for stock purposes, the water eventually getting into Kirk'a road drain and to the pumping station. There in no proper valve on the pipe, and it is not kept under proper control. The pipe itself is broken, and leaking badly down the Lee Creek draii to the pumping station. Tf this water privilege is to remain, then a new pipe with ;i proper valve should be put in at once. As instructed bv you, Sir G. M'Lean and Mr Wm. Iteid have been written to in regard 10 the foregoing, but no reply has been received yet. 'Contracts 35 43: Satisfactory progress continues to bo made with the work of these contracts. About a. mile of the new channel has been opened up. Pipe-laying and trenching is finished on a mile and three-quarters, and one occupation bridge is practically finished.—Report adopted. There was no correspondence, except on formal business. The an-uial balance sheet was received back from the Government auditor, and duly signed by the chairman.

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WESTERN TAIERI DRAINAGE BOARD, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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WESTERN TAIERI DRAINAGE BOARD Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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