Bridgetown infill sewerage project

1F project area.

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Project goal:

Complete infill sewerage works in this area


In construction

Delivery Date:

Late 2018

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Construction of selected reticulation sewers in Bridgetown began in March 2017.  Most construction work has been completed, however a combination of factors have resulted in delays to complete the final stages of this project.

We are committed to completing infill sewerage work in Bridgetown as quickly as possible and apologise to the community for the disruption caused by project delays.

Road reinstatements

The reinstatement of Steere Street (east of Gifford Rd), Ewing Place and Moore Place is now complete.

Road reinstatement work is continuing on Blechynden Street, Toyer Street, Mcalinden Street and Turner Road, subject to the weather. Work will be completed from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm as approved by the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and is expected to finish at the end of August.

Please contact Water Corporation representative, Steve Stamatiadis on 0407 776 489 if you have any questions about road reinstatements.

Driveway, verge and backyard reinstatements

Please contact Water Corporation representative, Steve Stamatiadis on 0407 776 489 if you have any questions about outstanding reinstatements at your property.

Work to complete property connections

Construction work is progressing well on Steere Street to install the last section of wastewater pipeline. Subject to the weather, we now expect to finish this work by mid-August.

This work will be completed from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm as approved by the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes. This section of road will be reinstated once this work is complete.

Due to recent rain, work to construct the access chamber in Barlee Street has been rescheduled to begin in late August.

As of June 2018, over 50 properties are able to connect to the system. We are working to have all construction work complete by the end of September to allow remaining properties to connect to the system. Property owners will receive a confirmation letter in the mail when their property is able to connect.

Sub-contractor enquiries

We are also working to resolve issues raised by sub-contractors as quickly as possible. Please submit all sub-contractor related enquires in writing to Project Manager, Carlos Castellanos at

We encourage the public to contact us with any outstanding concerns or questions they may have through the following channels:

We thank local residents for their ongoing patience and understanding as we complete this work.

Infill sewerage is a system of buried pipes that takes wastewater away from residential properties for safe treatment and disposal.

Why are we doing it?

Nowadays, sewerage pipes are usually installed as land is developed and before new homes are built. However, many areas in Western Australia developed between 1950 and 1975 used septic tanks and leach drains for wastewater disposal.

The Infill Sewerage Program aims to reduce the potential for health and environmental issues by capturing and treating wastewater in a modern and safe way. It also helps with the orderly modernisation and renewal of residential infrastructure.

What will happen in your area?

We will write to you before any infill sewerage works begin in your area and we will keep you informed throughout the project.

Installing a wastewater system can be disruptive as it involves digging large trenches to lay the sewerage pipes. There may be some temporary inconvenience with access to your property and possible road detours.

Contractors do their best to minimise noise, dust and access restrictions, but we ask for your patience and understanding while work progresses.

If we need to work within your property we will do our best to restore it as near as practicable to its original condition.

There is no cost to the landowner for making access to our central wastewater system available and there should be no disruption to water, gas, electrical or telephone services.

How to connect

Once the central wastewater system is completed in your area, you will need to arrange for a licensed plumber to connect your property to the sewer connection point.

We encourage you to connect as soon as possible and you need to connect within five years. Find a licensed waterwise plumber.

If you have a septic tank, please contact the health services section of your local council to find out about decommissioning requirements.

How much will it cost?

The cost of connecting to the wastewater system ranges depending on individual property requirements, such as depth and length of wastewater pipes and ground conditions.

We encourage you to contact a licensed plumber to confirm an expected connection cost.

Sewerage rates will be charged once the system is operational and we have notified you in writing of its availability. These rates will be charged whether or not you have connected to the system.

Eligible pensioners can apply for concessional rates or for payments to be deferred. Find out more about concessions for pensioners.


The Infill Sewerage Program is one of the biggest single capital works programs undertaken in Western Australia and is an investment in public health and the protection of our environment.

The program started in 1994, but has been deferred several times due to budget constraints and higher priority water supply projects.

So far the program has enabled approximately 93,000 households across Western Australia to access the central wastewater system.

Contact details

For more information, please contact or call 13 13 95.

For more information please contact:

Project Manager, Carlos Castellanos, via email at or call (08) 9420 3903.

Community Engagement Advisor, Chantelle Blight, via email at or call (08) 9420 2057.

For after hours assistance please contact our 24 hour Faults, Emergencies and Security line on 13 13 75.

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