Water Corporation is set to begin construction on a $12.8 million infill sewerage program in Halls Head in Western Australia, which includes the construction of a new pipeline and pumping station.

Infill sewerage is a system of buried pipes and pumps in residential areas that transports wastewater to treatment plants for safe processing and disposal.

Western Australian Minister for Water Mia Davies said the project would enable 299 residential lots to connect to the central wastewater system and was expected to be completed in August 2017.

“Infill sewerage enables properties to connect to the wastewater system, which eliminates the need for septic tanks and leach drains and provides social and environmental benefits for the community,” Ms Davies said.

Residential lots bounded by Gretel Drive in the north, Vanessa Road and Merlin Street in the east, Cobblers Street in the south and Nerine Street in the west will receive infill sewerage.

The project also includes the construction of a new wastewater pumping station and 2.1km of wastewater pipeline along Peelwood Parade to transfer wastewater to the Halls Head wastewater treatment plant.

Ms Davies said residents in the infill area would shortly receive information from the Water Corporation.

“The corporation will work closely with local residents to minimise construction impacts and traffic management will be in place,” Ms Davies said.

The corporation will also construct 1.9km of pipeline along Peelwood Parade, which will provide recycled water to the City of Mandurah to irrigate local parks and ovals.

Property owners are encouraged to connect to the wastewater system as soon as possible, however they have up to five years to connect.

The State Government’s Infill Sewerage Program has enabled more than 93,000 households in Western Australia access to the central wastewater system, reducing leach drain run-off to the environment.

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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