The Infill Sewerage Program is connecting households to the central wastewater system to avoid the health and environmental issues that come with septic tanks. We’re modernising and renewing infrastructure to ensure the safe, reliable removal of wastewater for residents.
Where is this happening?
Work areas are determined by the Minister for Water based on criteria like public health, and are dependent on State Government funding. See the table below for upcoming project areas.
- Bindoon STED (not proceeding)
Goldfields & Agricultural
- Esperance 15B (complete)
- Kukerin STED (not proceeding)
Why is this work taking place?
This work ensures the safety and reliability of wastewater removal. It also eliminates the need for septic tanks, which can be hazardous to public health.
When is this happening?
Please view the specific project pages to see dates and timings.
How will this impact the community?
Once work is complete in your area, you’ll need to arrange a licensed plumber to connect your property to the sewer connection point. There are connection costs which range depending on individual property requirements, and we encourage you to confirm an expected connection cost with your plumber. Find a licensed Waterwise Plumber near you.
Sewerage rates will be charged once the system is available and we have notified you in writing. These rates will be charged whether or not you have connected to the system. We encourage you to connect as soon as possible and you need to connect within 5 years.
If you have a septic tank, you’ll need to contact the health services section of your local council to find out about decommissioning requirements.
If you have a Pensioner Concession, State Concession, WA Senior or Commonwealth Senior Health Card, you may be eligible for rebates or concessions. Find out more about pensioner and concession discounts.