Construction has started on a $3.3 million infill sewerage project in South Bunbury, Water Minister Mia Davies said today.
Ms Davies said the South Bunbury project would connect 172 residential lots to the central wastewater system and was expected to be completed in July 2017.
"The work in South Bunbury is part of the Liberal National Government's State-wide Infill Sewerage Program, which has invested an additional $50 million since 2015 to connect properties to the central wastewater system," she said.
"Infill sewerage eliminates the need for septic tanks and leach drains, and provides social and environmental benefits for the community."
Residential lots bounded by Joel Crescent in the north, Parry Street in the east, Mangles Street in the south and Birch Street in the west will receive infill sewerage.
The project includes installation of 5.1 kilometres of wastewater pipeline and a new wastewater pumping station. Local Bunbury-based contractor, Dig Deep Contracting, will carry out the work.
The Minister said an $11.2 million program of works was completed in July last year and connected 432 properties to infill sewerage.
"The Water Corporation will work closely with local residents to minimise construction impacts and traffic management will be in place," she said.
"I thank the local community in advance for their patience and co-operation while this important work is carried out."
The State Government's Infill Sewerage Program has enabled more than 93,000 households in Western Australia access to the central wastewater system, reducing leach drain run-off to the environment.
Infill sewerage is a system of buried pipes and pumps in residential areas to take wastewater to treatment plants for safe processing and disposal
Property owners are encouraged to connect to the wastewater system as soon as possible, however, they have up to five years to connect
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