Pipes shall be bedded and protected as shown the approved drawings. Where not specified, bedding and protection shall be in accordance with the particular manufacturer’s specifications. There shall be no sharp stones or large clay lumps in the bedding or surround.
In public areas, backfilling shall keep pace with the laying of pipes so that there is no more than 20m of open trench at any time.
Care shall be taken during backfilling to prevent displacement of the laid pipes.
The Contractor shall reinstate trenches within 7 days of back fill completion unless agreed otherwise by the Engineer. The surface level of the reinstated trench shall match the surrounding surface level.
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