Pressure sewer project set to begin

The NSW Government has provided $2.1 million to the Pressure Sewer Project for the villages of Lake Wyangan, Nericon and Tharbogang as part of the Restart NSW Water Security for Regions Program.

Griffith City Council’s General Manager, Brett Stonestreet, said that the Council will soon be beginning installation works on site within the three villages now that the planning and tendering phase of the Pressure Sewer Project is complete.

Mr Stonestreet said that the sewerage project, awarded Hills to Harbor Plumbing for the installation and commissioning works for the scheme and for individual property drainage connections to the system, has been designed to ensure minimal impact on the local community.

Installation of pressure pipelines within the roads will largely be by directional boring with access excavations only required for connections and installation of valves and flush points, and the first pipelines to be installed will be the reticulation comprising the street mains to the property boundary valve and transfer mains.

The pumping units are powered from the property owners electricity supply. The home owners and residents will be responsible for the cost of this electricity supply but given the low power required to run the pumps it is estimated that this cost will be approximately $50 per year.

Works within private properties are expected to begin in late March or April 2018 and all property owners and occupiers will be notified well in advance as part of the contractor’s community liaison obligations.

Mr Stonestreet said that Council has established a temporary project depot located on the corner of Boorga and Smeeth Roads at Lake Wyangan, and residents are welcome to discuss aspects of the project once works begin.

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