Peninsula ECO project
Along the peninsula between Rye and Portsea, more than 16,000 properties currently rely on septic tanks and onsite treatment plants to manage household sewage. Due to ageing, failing and poorly maintained septic tanks there is evidence of waste polluting groundwater, waterways and the environment in the region.
To address this, South East Water is rolling out one of the largest pressure sewer constructions in Australian history. With this comes an Early Connection Option (ECO), enabling customers to connect to the new sewerage system up to 16 years earlier than scheduled.
Early connection is available in addition to the scheduled rollout. You don't have to connect early - it's your choice. If you opt for early connection you will pay an early connection fee, which varies according to the location of your property and the month in which you choose to connect.
Construction works commenced mid-November 2013 and are anticipated to be completed within 30 months.
Refer to the project overview document for your suburb's scheduled and early connection dates.
Need more information?
Contact the Early Connections Team on:
Phone: 1800 720 613
Visit: 2449 Pt Nepean Road, Rye (between the car wash and the Rye Hotel)
Post: Peninsula ECO Project, PO Box 2268, Seaford VIC 3198