Kim Hames

Kim Hames


    Karrinyup homes on line for infill sewerage

    30/08/2000 8:10 AM

    Seventy-five residential properties in Karrinyup will be able to connect to reticulated sewerage from October under the State Government's $800 million Infill Sewerage Program.

    The $500,000 project will connect properties in an area bounded by Karrinyup Road, Newborough Street, Clubb Street and Westview Street.

    Water Resources Minister Dr Kim Hames said the project would extend the health and environmental benefits of the program, now into its seventh year, across Western Australia.

    "Infill sewerage is a vital improvement to our quality of life now and into the future," Dr Hames said.

    "Well over 54,000 homes have now been able to scrap their old septic tanks and replace them with a virtually maintenance free sewerage system which is so much better for our environment.

    "By removing this source of nutrient runoff we are safeguarding our waterways and protecting our precious groundwater supplies which form an important part of Perth's drinking water."

    The construction work is being carried out by experienced Infill Sewerage Program contractor Garherst Pty Ltd.

    'This contractor has an excellent record of communicating with customers and restoring verges and gardens to their former standard," Dr Hames said.

    For more information contact Water Corporation Project Manager Ian Michelmore on 9420 3306.

    Media contact: Sandy Gater – 9424 7450