Sydney Water has officially commenced a $47.8 million project to upgrade the wastewater systems of the towns of Galston and Glenorie in NSW.

The project will allow around 625 households in Galston and Glenorie to connect to the new wastewater system by mid-2015.

“This investment is an example of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving infrastructure across the state,” said NSW Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water, Kevin Humphries.

“This project follows the 1,944 households provided with a sewer connection for the first time in Bargo, Buxton, Douglas Park, and Wilton in July this year as a part of the $157 million Priority Sewerage Program.”

“The new scheme will provide enormous benefits to the local community by reducing risks to public health, improving public amenity and protecting the environment.”

“Today’s announcement is a huge win for the residents of Galston and Glenorie and is the result of the tireless advocacy of the Member for Hornsby Matt Kean.”

Mr Kean said that once connected, residents will no longer have to rely on septic tanks and pump-out services.

“By connecting to the wastewater system local residents could save hundreds of dollars, help reduce odours and eliminate dampness and seepage on their properties,” Mr Kean said.

The new wastewater service is a pressure sewerage system that works by collecting wastewater in a small tank installed on each property. Wastewater from both Galston and Glenorie will be transferred to the West Hornsby wastewater system for treatment.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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