SA Water has completed a $9.8 million upgrade of Victor Harbor’s sewer network, which will help cater for new residential and community developments.
Work began in late 2016 and involved the installation of approximately six kilometres of underground sewer mains and three new pump stations.
Minister for Water and the River Murray, Ian Hunter, said, “It’s vital that we continue to support the community’s needs into the future by facilitating residential and business growth, and accommodating a fluctuating tourist population.
“The upgrade will improve the network’s reliability and environmental performance, including helping to reduce the potential for overflows.”
The project supported 28 full time jobs during its delivery, using local contractors and suppliers who worked with the Ngarrindjeri community to provide employment for indigenous workers.
The project has substantially increased the capacity of the local sewer network, which currently services more than 10,000 people, which can double during peak tourist periods.
The upgraded infrastructure will help to accommodate increased flow from the recently completed Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre, a new medical centre and residential care facility in the town.
Construction of the new sewer infrastructure was completed in May 2017, with some on-site landscaping and revegetation carried out over the past few weeks.