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Beechworth community meeting to discuss potential changes to sewer system

 15 November 2016

Beechworth residents are being invited to a community meeting on Monday evening to discuss potential changes to parts of the town’s sewer system.

The Corporation is after community input to help resolve sewer capacity issues during heavy rain events.

Managing Director, Craig Heiner, said that on occasions under high rainfall, a structure on Church Street can overflow due to storm water infiltration.

“The Corporation has made significant effort in the last decade to address this issue through re-lining the town’s sewer pipe network”, Mr Heiner said.

“Due to the Beechworth being positioned on a unique granite shelf, the relining project has been less effective than anticipated.

“We are considering a full suite of ideas to address this infiltration issue and to address the ongoing unacceptable threat to the environment.

“Options include a new storage tank that could be built at the bottom of Church Street to hold any overflow, or a new pipeline from the town to our existing wastewater treatment plant near Woolshed Falls.

“We hope that many community members will attend on Monday night and give us their ideas and feedback on options to assist in our decision making.”

The meeting will take place at George Kerferd Hotel in the Mayday Hills precinct on Monday 21 November from 6.30pm to 8pm.