Leat Leakage Refurbishment

Leats were build in Victoria times to take water off the land and transport it to reservoirs local to the developing cities where the population and industry had a growing demand for water. The walls were built of local materials and were in may respects a stone wall with soil clay infill.

Challenges to repairing the leakages problems included extremely limited access for plant and equipment and the requirement to maintain the heritage and offer an economically viable solution. The use of Masterpile recycled plastic sheet piling has meant that a water bund was formed straight away,  the piles can be carried to locations and installed easily with a hand held pile driver. Due to the leat wall being full of rubble a small digger was used which was light enough to traverse the wall and start the trench, the rubble was replaced with therefore no disposal requirements.