Western Australia Minister for Water Terry Redman
Kwinana-Calista Infill Sewerage Project Complete
Victor P Taffa
- $1.26 Million Kwinana-Calista infill sewerage project complete
- 102 residential lots now able to connect to central wastewater system
Water Minister Terry Redman today announced the completion of the $1.26 Million Kwinana-Calista infill sewerage project, enabling 102 residential lots to connect to the central wastewater system.
Infill sewerage projects install a system of buried pipes and pumps in residential areas to take wastewater to treatment plants for safe processing and disposal.
This eliminates the need for costly household septic systems and reduces the potential for local health and environmental impacts.
Mr. Redman said the Kwinana-Calista project was bounded by Edmund, Wellard, Rhodes and Isaac streets and was completed on schedule.
“Residents will be notified that they can connect to the central wastewater system, and remove their old septic tanks.” Mr. Redman said.
“This is a great outcome for Kwinana-Calista, bringing health and environmental benefits by modernising the wastewater system and supporting development.”
“I thank the community for their patience while work took place and I encourage everyone to connect to the central wastewater system as soon as possible.”
To date, the Infill Sewerage Program has enabled more than 92,000 households in metropolitan and regional Western Australia access to a central wastewater system.
In January 2013, the State Government announced planning had started for another 10 infill project areas as part of the next stage of its Infill Sewerage Program.
These 10 new projects will enable more than 2,000 residential lots in parts of Mandurah, City Beach, Esperance and Geraldton to connect to the central wastewater system.
- Construction began in August 2012 and was completed on schedule
- The Kwinana-Calista infill sewerage project was administered by the Water Corporation and funded by the State Government’s Infill Sewerage Program