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The Park Drain.

That vexed question, the covering of the Park 'drain is causing considerable discussion among parties interested just now. Some time ago the '.lnvercargill Borough Council proposed to construct a small sewer in the bottom of it to carry house house drainage, while storm waters would continue to flow as at present. It was proposed to do the work at the expense of parties cited in a court award given by a commission some time ago. A venal would therefore be liable for one tenth, and naturally object to provide sewers for boroughs outside their own area, claiming that they have their own system of drainage to maintain and do not use the Park drain. Messrs 'Russell and Sons have the matter in hand. and no doubt Mr McCarthy, S.M., will be asked, to review the evidence, and possibly make a fresh awai'd. In. the meantime the residents of Northern! are very much dissatisfied with the proposal, and insist on the drain being entirely' concreted in. and have lodged a strong petition to that, effect. The Northern! ratepayers have good ground for for their claim, as the drain is unsightly, to say the least, and since that portion of the borough has become populated there is a large amount of sewage draining into it. In the summer time it becomes very offensive, and it is a matter that should receive early attention. The borough engineer has now made another proposal, to place two concrete pipes, one above the other. This looks like adding insult to injury, but it is done with a view of lifting them again in the event of a comprehensive drainage scheme being adopted, with probably a main outfall sewer down the North Road and through Dee street. Of course, if the Corporation intend to do the work at their own expense, then it is a matter between themselves and the ratepayers. Whether the Northend people will agree to the proposal or not is another question,

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The Park Drain., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 9, 15 June 1907

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The Park Drain. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 9, 15 June 1907