Moyhu sewerage system ready for connections

 19 January 2017

People living in Moyhu will be able to connect to the town’s new sewerage system from Monday 23 January.

The $2.3 million project was jointly funded by the State Government with a grant of $1 million.

North East Water Managing Director, Craig Heiner, said despite a wet weather delay of several months, the wastewater project is now complete.

"The new sewerage scheme will deliver significant health and environmental benefits to the town, as well as encouraging future population growth", Mr Heiner said.

The Septic Tank Effluent Drainage System and will allow customers to connect their existing septic tanks to a new pipe network, with treated waste collected and pumped to a new secondary treatment lagoon.

"About 100 properties are able connect to the system and we expect a large portion will do so within 12 months."

Mr Heiner added, “Over the past year, we’ve been working closely with residents who might not be in a financial position to pay for plumbing connection fees related to the scheme.

"Eligible customers have been made aware of all assistance options available from North East Water and the Department of Health and Human Services."

"I want to thank the community for their patience while the infrastructure work took place and I encourage everyone to talk to their plumber about connecting to the system as soon as possible."

Moyhu residents are invited to a community information session and BBQ at the Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall on 6 February 2017 from 6pm.

Further details about the connection process can be found at www.newater.com.au.