Hawkins Infrastructure has won the contract for the first part of the $8 million sewerage upgrade project in Picton.
Work will begin this month on the project which aims to bring a cleaner, healthier, more efficient sewerage system to the town, said Mark Wheeler, council assets and services manager.
The tender price of $3.8m for the first stage came in within budget, Mr Wheeler said.
The stage one work will include a new marine outfall pipeline into Picton Harbour replacing the "unsightly and deteriorating" pipeline that runs around the inner harbour from Carey's Boatyard to Kaipupu Point, he said.
The old pipeline will be demolished and completely removed as part of this work. There will also be a new pipeline built along Dublin St and Lagoon Rd, connecting the future new Dublin St Pump Station to the marine outfall.
The existing effluent pipeline from the Picton Sewage Treatment Plant will be connected up to the new outfall. A new, small diameter pipeline will also be laid alongside the outfall pipeline along Dublin St which will be able to carry recycled effluent from the treatment plant in the future.
- The Marlborough Express