sewer(NSW) - encase or relocate

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  1. ahtsun

    ahtsun Member

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    hi guys;

    i am doing a subdivision at the moment

    for those with experience with sewers

    is it generally cheaper to encase or to relocate a sewer ?

    (i think i have to relocate/encase about 20m of sewer :( )
     
  2. sports fan

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    it will almost certainly be cheaper to encase sewer with concrete than relocate elsewhere
     
  3. grantwhit

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    how deep? If quite deep, would the relocation be to a shallower line? It may be cheaper to abandon the existing line and put a new one in thandig down and encase. Pm me with a sketch and i can have a closer look plus get some rough costs
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates ...and people wonder why?

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    Consider designing around the sewer to minimise the lost potential. If you don't need to touch it, all the better.
     
  5. mattnz

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    I have been provided quotes of $20-25k to relocate a sewer line in Gladstone to give you a ballpark cost figure. I understand the council don't approve of encasing them there.