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. The Peninsula ECO Project team has connected over 2,500 properties since October 2014. 

Upgrading your property may give you more opportunities to put your land to better use, connected property home owners can enjoy;

  • a healthier, worry-free mains sewer system.
  • freedom from the planning constraints that apply to septic tanks and drain fields
  • 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 too. We’re all better connected, visit


Contact us

For more information about this project please contact:

Phone: ​1800 720 613
Visit: 2449 Pt Nepean Road, Rye
Post: ​South East Water
Peninsula ECO project
2449 Pt Nepean Road 
Rye VIC 3941