Rockingham residents benefit from sewerage project
Living outside of a major metropolitan city poses a number of obstacles including a lack of vital services, infrastructure and amenities.
For residential property dwellers in Western Australia's Rockingham region, one of the biggest challenges is the lack of wastewater services, with many people still dependent on septic tanks.
With this in mind, these households are likely to welcome the state government's recent commitment to improving this vital provision through its Infill Sewerage Program.
State water minister Bill Marmion said 173 residential lots located south of Lake Richmond would be connected to the central wastewater system by October 2013.
"Infill sewerage is a system of pipes that takes wastewater away from residential properties for safe and healthy processing and disposal," the minister commented.
"When the Infill Sewerage Program is completed, about 100,000 households in Western Australia have been given access to the central wastewater system, reducing leach drain run-off to the environment."
Works on the $2.1 million project are expected to begin over the coming weeks, with completion due in October this year.
Mr Marmion went on to say that residents in affected parts of Rockingham will be notified about any construction or excavation work in the region.