Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Plan to future-proof Snowy wastewater

Snowy Monaro Regional Council says it has been “working diligently” to upgrade and future-proof the region’s wastewater and sewer infrastructure.

“A particular focus has been made on bringing our assets in the Bombala region up to standard – including the brand new Bombala Wastewater Treatment Plant,” Council said in a statement this week.

Since works got underway last year, Council has spent nearly $2 million on sewer relining in Bombala, with another $800,000 to be invested before the end of the year.

All 22.7km of the sewer network has been inspected in the town, with 75% (16.6km) replaced so far, Council said.

It says the new Wastewater Treatment Plant, made possible by NSW Government grant funding, will be the “jewel in the crown” of local water infrastructure.

“These works are ushering in a new era of reliability, and once complete, it will be at least a decade before any further upgrade work is required.”

“This work demonstrates Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s commitment to ensuring a better future for every part of our region,” Council said.

CCTV inspection and condition assessment of sewer and wastewater infrastructure in Adaminaby, Nimmitabel, Berridale and Kalkite is also underway.

“The results from these investigations and condition assessments will allow us to appropriately prioritise the next lot of relining and upgrades in these towns and villages,” Council said.

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