Work is soon to begin on the next stage of the Loch Sport sewerage scheme in Gippsland, VIC.
With the 30km sewer main from Dutson Downs to the edge of town almost complete, work can soon begin on installing pressure units on local’s properties. This marks a significant milestone and the next phase of the $40 million Sewerage Scheme.
Major Projects Manager, Jim Somerville, explains that Gippsland Water is thrilled with the community response to the project.
“We’ve had more than 85 per cent of property owners agreeing to where they want the pressure unit to go on their property, which is a fantastic result.” explains Mr Somerville.
“Normally in projects like this we have found it hard to engage with customers and in the past at this stage we would have seen a much lower take up by the community.”
“This demonstrates the ongoing, positive working relationship between the Loch Sport community, Gippsland Water and its contractors.”
Due to the scale of the project, property infrastructure and connections will be rolled out in four stages; Stage A, B, C and D.
Beginning soon, customers in Stage A will be the first customers to have infrastructure installed on their properties. Residents in Stage B, C and D will follow progressively over the next 18 months.
Connecting homes and businesses to the sewerage scheme is the key objective of the project, resolving environmental and public health concerns relating to septic tanks.
Gippsland Water will continue to provide homeowners and businesses with support throughout this period to assist connection to the scheme by October 2015.