Yarra Valley Water has completed work to expand the sewerage system to Monbulk enabling 900 residents to get rid of their septic tanks.
Managing Director Pat McCafferty visited the area as the Monbulk Pump Station went live.
“This is an important milestone. We’re very excited to announce our Monbulk sewerage network is now complete and available to eligible property owners to connect,” he said.
“This will make a huge difference to the local environment. There are a lot of leaking septic tanks in the area that could be affecting local waterways. The new system will help to prevent sewage run-off, helping to improve Monbulk’s beautiful environment.”
Mr McCafferty said the new system will make managing sewage easier and more convenient.
“Customers now have the option to flush and let us take care of their wastewater. This is a great outcome for the community, local businesses and the environment,” he said
“It’s a huge amount of work to design and construct a new network. We’ve opened a shopfront in Monbulk where our team are available to talk to customers about how our Pressure Sewer System works and the process for connecting.”
Connecting to the sewerage system gives residents greater flexibility for home improvement and extension options, by freeing up land previously used for wastewater treatment.
Eligible property owners have been contacted directly to let them know they can now connect. Some properties are suitable to continue to use onsite wastewater treatment and can choose to keep their septic system or connect to the new sewerage network.
Yarra Valley Water is now continuing construction work to extend the sewerage network in the Dandenong Ranges to the neighbouring towns of Kallista, The Patch and Sherbrooke.
Construction in Sassafras is expected to begin in 2023, and Olinda is currently in design.
Go to yvw.com.au/csp for more information about Yarra Valley Water’s Community Sewerage Program or drop into Yarra Valley Water’s dedicated shop at 74 Main Road, Monbulk on Mondays between 10am and 4pm.
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