Kim Hames

Kim Hames


    More Coolbellup homes to join sewerage network

    4/10/2000 9:02 AM

    The benefits of reticulated sewerage will be extended to hundreds more Coolbellup residents from March next year.

    A $1.5 million Infill Sewerage project has begun which will extend sewerage connections to 280 properties in an area bounded by Winterfold Road to the north, Hanson Street (west), Hartley, Ebert, Emilia and Florizel Streets (south) and Antigonas Street (east).

    The project is part of the State Government's $800 million Infill Sewerage Program which is replacing septic tanks in city and rural areas with more environmentally friendly reticulated sewerage.

    Water Resources Minister Kim Hames said the project would help prevent nutrients leaching out of inefficient septic tanks into the surrounding ecosystem and, eventually, into precious groundwater reserves.

    The Minister urged residents in the project area to connect as soon as the opportunity became available.

    "In the bigger picture, you'll be playing your part to help the environment,” he said.

    "And, on a personal level, you'll notice how much better the new sewerage system is over a septic tank. It's reliable, almost maintenance-free and a strong selling point for your home in the future."

    Construction work on the project is being carried out by the Water Corporation's Construction Branch. It involves 4,800m of gravity sewer, including 300m constructed by direct tunnelling methods.

    For more information during the construction period, contact the Construction Branch’s representative on 0417 938 256.

    Media contacts:

    Sandy Gater Minister’s office) 9424 7450
    Penny Walsh (Water Corporation) 9420 3057