Sydney Water is currently spending more than $800,000 on wastewater infrastructure across the Parramatta area.

The comprehensive work will take place in Westmead, Parramatta, Ermington, Rydalmere, and Wentworthville.

The work was welcomed by Member for Parramatta, Dr Geoff Lee.

“This is important investment in the delivery of essential services to our community,” Dr Lee said. “This work will improve the wastewater system and protect public health and the environment, reducing the risk of wastewater overflows to private properties.”

Work is planned to start on Tuesday 13 August 2013 and will take about two months to complete, weather and ground conditions permitting.

The work involves:

  • laying new wastewater pipes
  • constructing new maintenance holes as well as inspecting existing maintenance holes
  • inspecting wastewater pipes with closed circuit television
  • cleaning and lining pipes
  • removing disused wastewater pumping station infrastructure
  • rehabilitating stormwater assets

Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young said the investment is part of a broader $246 million spend across Sydney Water’s wastewater network and treatment plants for 2013-14.

“We provide water and wastewater services to more than four million people across the Sydney, Illawarra and the Blue Mountains,” he said. “This investment will help ensure reliable service for our customers.”

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