The $10.4 million upgrade to the Smeaton Grange wastewater system in Sydney’s South West is almost complete.

Local Member for Camden, Chris Patterson recently visited the Sydney Water Smeaton Grange wastewater pumping station and inspected the directional drilling work under Fairwater Drive for the new wastewater pressure main.

“This work is vital to supporting the long term population growth expected to happen in Sydney’s South West,” Mr Patterson said.

“Sydney Water is enlarging the system to Narellan through the construction of the additional pipeline along the Camden Valley Way. The new pipeline will transfer wastewater from the Smeaton Grange wastewater pumping station to West Camden Water Recycling Plant”.

Construction started in October 2012 with the replacement of wastewater pumps to increase pumping capacity of the station. Construction of a large emergency wastewater storage tank was finished in June this year and the installation of the new wastewater pressure main is currently underway and expected to be completed by the end of this year.

“This upgrade is great news for local residents – Sydney Water and the NSW Government is determined to ensure that wastewater services protect public health and the environment now and into the future,” said Mr Patterson.

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