Kim Hames

Kim Hames


    More Kelmscott homes to get infill sewerage

    29/11/2000 10:00 AM

    Another 153 properties in Kelmscott close to the Canning River have been included in the State Government's major commitment to the area under the $800 million Infill Sewerage Program.

    Water Resources Minister Kim Hames said the $1.2 million project announced today would adjoin a recently completed project in neighboring Mt Nasura, which has extended reticulated sewerage to 204 properties.

    "Residents in these foothills areas have had many costly and messy headaches over the years with septic tanks, mainly because of clay soils," the Minister said.

    "As we're already seeing in Kelmscott and Mt Nasura, reticulated sewerage is a huge improvement.

    "It's far more convenient for householders and it protects the environment by stopping pollutants and excessive nutrients leaching out from inefficient septic systems.

    "It's even more important in this area than many others because the upper reaches of the Canning River are close by and we need to do everything we can to protect this sensitive ecosystem.

    "By removing septic tanks so close to the river, it will become a much healthier system for local people to fully enjoy."

    A & E Contracting Pty Ltd will begin construction in December on 5,000m of reticulated sewer mains in an area bounded by Brookton Highway, Hill, Hamersley and Bernard Streets and Gemsarna Crescent.

    Dr Hames said the Water Corporation had timed the project to be completed by next May before the onset of winter conditions.

    "A & E Contracting has built up a strong record in consulting with the community and completing excellent restoration work in the program," he said.

    For more information contact Water Corporation Project Manager Tony D'Ascanio on 9420 2395

    Media contacts:
    Sandy Gater, Minister’s office, 9424 7450
    Phil Kneebone, Water Corporation, 9420 3386