Quindalup - Dunsborough 5C and 9A

Connecting Quindalup residents to the central wastewater system.

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Project goal:

Complete infill sewerage works in this area

Status:

Complete

Delivery Date:

October 2019

What’s happening?

We have finished the construction of infrastructure to connect 206 properties in the Quindalup area to the central wastewater system. This system is yet to be commissioned and brought online.

Where is this happening?

This work is taking place in the Quindalup area. See attached maps (Documents & downloads) for further information on the work area.

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.

How will this impact the community?

Infill Sewerage work is disruptive as it involves digging trenches to lay sewerage pipes. There may be noise, dust, road detours and we may require access to your property (but we’ll inform you of this beforehand).

Contractors will do their best to minimise any 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’ll do our best to restore it as near as possible to its original condition.

Once the system is up and running in your area, you’ll need to arrange a plumber to connect your property. We encourage you to connect as soon as possible and you need to connect within 5 years. You can find a licensed waterwise plumber on our waterwise products and services page.

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

Who can I contact?

For more information please contact Senior Project Manager, Paul Kilpa via email at paul.kilpa@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9420 3332.

For all community-related enquiries please contact Community Engagement Advisor, Jen Woollard via email at jen.woollard@watercorporation.com.au

For 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 that is administered by Water Corporation.

The infrastructure constructed as part of Quindalup 5c and 9a program will allow 206 properties to connect to the central wastewater system, eliminating the potential public health and environmental risks related to the use of septic tanks and leach drains.

Work commenced in October 2018 and was completed in October 2019.

Project update – October 2019

Construction and restoration work has been completed on the Quindalup/Dunsborough Infill Project.

Our contractor Rob Carr has finalised all construction work and has had this approved by the City of Busselton. Any outstanding work is to be completed by the City of Busselton in the coming months. Please contact the City on (08) 9781 0444 for more information.

We would like to thank the Quindalup community for their understanding while we carried out this essential work. We acknowledge that this project has been impactful to the local residents, and we appreciate the support we received from the community.

Soon, you will receive a letter stating that connection to the new central wastewater infrastructure is available. Please note, connection is not available prior to this letter being received.

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.

Once the system is up and running in your area, you’ll need to arrange a plumber to connect your property. We encourage you to connect as soon as possible and you need to connect within 5 years. You can find a licensed waterwise plumber on our waterwise products and services page. You’ll need to pay sewerage rates once the system is operational and you have been notified. These rates will be charged whether or not you have connected to the scheme - eligible pensioners can apply for concessional rates. Connection is only available once you receive your connection letter, and early connection is not possible.

If you currently use a septic tank or another method of wastewater disposal, these will need to be decommissioned in accordance to Department of Health and City of Busselton regulations. You can find more information about this on the City of Busselton website.

 

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. But, between 1950 and 1975 many areas were developed in WA using 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 renewal and modernisation of 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 will do their best to minimise any 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 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?

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.

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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