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 and the Peninsula ECO Project team has connected over 1000 properties within the first 16 months.

Connected property home owners are enjoying a healthier, worry-free mains sewer system. Upgrading your property may give you more opportunities to put your land to better use, free from the planning constraints that apply to septic tanks and drain fields. Your freed up land may provide you the opportunity to install the pool you always wanted or extend your home or add a garage. It’s also better for your family and community.

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Contact us

For more information about this project please contact:

Phone: ​1800 720 613
Visit: 2449 Pt Nepean Road, Rye
Post: ​Peninsula ECO project
Community Engagement Team
PO Box 2268
Seaford VIC 3198