Getting back to the leaky pipe problem. Could I suggest Russell pray for AT to repave his footpath! Stay with me.. Early last year, AT announced it was about to replace the bitumen paving in my Ponsonby St with concrete. For the previous five years, the old asbestos water main at my gate had burst through the pavement on an annual basis. I messaged both AT and Watercare suggesting a new water pipe first, might be the sensible solution. They both agreed. From the lack of wholesale digging, I suspect they slid a plastic sleeve along inside the old pipe.