Christchurch's flat and liquefaction-prone ground prompted an investigation into new methods of pipe installation.
Christchurch was a limited user of pipe lining for underground pipe repairs but that changed after the earthquakes because of the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of this well-established type of trenchless technology.
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A guideline to inform designers of the pipe profilometer operation, including requesting profile surveys, standards, and the assessment of the survey results.
A pipe damage assessment tool (PDAT) was developed to give a risk based prediction of pipe condition to avoid the need for a CCTV survey of every pipe in the city.
SCIRT developed a Design Guideline for an Automated Flushing Siphon System to reduce the frequency of blockages in the wastewater network caused by pipe dips and flat grades.
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In November 2013 and May 2016, the Office of the Auditor-General examined how effectively and efficiently the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), the New Zealand Transport Agency, and the Christchurch City Council were reinstating horizontal infrastructure through the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) alliance.