City Beach 2B Infill Sewerage Project

2B project area.

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Project goal:

Complete infill sewerage works in this area

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

February 2018

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Our authorised contractor, Rob Carr, commenced construction of reticulation sewers in City Beach area 2B in April 2017. 

This work will eliminate the need for septic tanks and leach drains and will allow residential lots bordered by Chipping Road in the west, Empire Avenue in the north, Simon Place in the east and The Boulevard in the south, to connect to the central wastewater system.

Prior to work starting in your street, you will be contacted directly to discuss individual property requirements. Work is expected to be completed in February 2018, weather and ground conditions permitting.

We thank the local community for their patience and cooperation while this important work is carried out.

Once construction has been completed residents will receive letters informing them how to connect. 

Who to contact

If you have any concerns about the work being undertaken within or near your property, please contact Rob Carr Project Manager, Paul Lee, via email paul.lee@robcarr.com.au or call 0458 026 685.

If you'd like more information on the project please contact Project Manager, Gary Gilmore, via email Gary.Gilmore@watercorporation.com.au or call on (08) 6330 6744.

For all community related enquiries, please contact Community Engagement Advisor, Chantelle Blight via email Chantelle.Blight@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9420 2057.

If you require after-hours assistance, please contact our 24-hour Faults, Emergencies and Security line on 13 13 75.

The Infill Sewerage Program is a Western Australian Government initiative which we administer. It aims to provide sewerage connections to properties where the use of septic tanks poses a risk to public health and the environment.

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.

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 5 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?

For a residential property, the cost of connecting to the wastewater system usually ranges from $1,500 to $3,500. This is subject to individual property requirements, such as depth and length of wastewater pipes and ground conditions.

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.

Background

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 infill@watercorporation.com.au or call 13 13 95.


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