Early construction works have begun ahead of schedule on Hunter Water’s $30 million Wyee Sewer Scheme.

The scheme is a NSW Government and Hunter Water project, which will provide direct sewer connections for 400 homes and businesses in the town, and cater to future growth.

While the main work in Wyee is on track to commence in mid-2019, early work is underway at Morisset to install 500m of pipework along Macquarie Street. This will connect the town to Hunter Water’s existing wastewater network and should take approximately 12 weeks to complete.

Once the pipework is installed, Lake Macquarie City Council will undertake other upgrades, including new stormwater drainage pits.

Hunter Water Managing Director, Jim Bentley, welcomed the collaboration between Hunter Water and Council.

“I’m really excited Hunter Water is delivering this important project for Wyee, and that initial construction work has begun. Once complete, 400 homes and businesses will be directly connected to our sewer system, with additional capacity for new homes in the future,” Mr Bentley said.

Lake Macquarie City Council CEO, Morven Cameron, said, “This project is of significant benefit to the Wyee community, and will provide improvements to the local environment and a reliable sewer service for our Wyee residents.”

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