Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce, along with the Member for Wollondilly, Jai Rowell, today officially turned the tap to connect residents to the $82 million Appin Wastewater Scheme.
“After 18 months of construction, the Appin Wastewater Scheme has been completed on time and on budget,” Mr Pearce said.
”Those connecting can now enjoy the benefits of a new wastewater system, rather than relying on septic tanks and a pump-out service.
”This scheme includes about 40 kilometres of pipes to collect wastewater from the Appin village and transfer it to Sydney Water’s system at Rosemeadow,” Mr Pearce said.
Mr Rowell said the Appin Wastewater Scheme will allow about 550 existing properties to connect to the new system.
”Sydney Water is working closely with the local community to make the connection process as easy as possible,” he said.
”Information kits have been distributed to eligible property owners to help with the connection process.
”By connecting, residents can save hundreds of dollars, help reduce odours and eliminate dampness and seepage on their properties caused by on-site systems.
”Home owners are encouraged to talk to their plumbers and prepare their properties for connection as soon as possible,” Mr Rowell said.
The scheme is part of the NSW Government’s Priority Sewerage Program, which is being delivered by an alliance between Sydney Water, MWH Australia Pty Ltd, John Holland Group Pty Ltd, United Group Infrastructure Ltd and Manidis Roberts Pty Ltd.
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