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Construction of a new sewage pump station at Hallidays Point will begin in early August as part of a $3.5 million project that aims to increase the operational efficiency of the region.

The new pump station will allow for sewage to be diverted from a number of nearby pump stations and transferred directly to the Hallidays Point Sewage Treatment Plant via a new rising main.

The New South Wales Midcoast Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Rob Scott, said, “This will reduce the volume of sewage the existing pump stations are required to process, giving our system more local capacity.

“As a result, we won’t need to upgrade these pump stations to keep up with future growth in the area, and there’ll also be less chance of any sewage overflows occurring during wet weather events.”

Mr Scott said a permanent generator would also be installed at the new pump station to protect against power outages, and an odour control system would be put in to ensure the community didn’t experience any unwanted odours.

While the work will take place close to Blackhead Road, there will be minimal disruption to traffic or the community.

The project is expected to be completed by March 2022.

To find out more, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/hallidays-point-sps.

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