Harkaway is one step closer to being cleaner and greener with South East Water connecting over 100 Harkaway residents to its smart pressure sewer system, which aims to eliminate groundwater, waterway and environment pollution from ageing septic tanks.

Construction of a 2.75km pressure sewer network is now complete, allowing residents to connect to the $3.9 million Harkaway Pressure Sewer Scheme project. Eligible properties include lots of land under 0.4 hectares within the designated backlog area that are currently on septic tank systems.

If septic tanks are not working properly or well-maintained, dangerous bacteria and chemicals can seep into the groundwater – and then into waterways, bays and beaches. 

South East Water worked in partnership with the City of Casey, under their Domestic Wastewater Management Plan, to identify Harkaway as an area where failing septic tanks are polluting the groundwater and the environment. 

Residents who participate in the scheme are connected to a smart pressure sewer system that’s managed by South East Water. This means there’s limited maintenance involved with the sewer system for the customer, and a healthier environment is maintained for the community.

Clean waterways, bays and beaches are essential for our health and wellbeing, and the Harkaway Pressure Sewer Scheme is helping eliminate septic pollution.
This project will provide tangible benefits to Harkaway residents, who will no longer have to rely on and maintain ageing septic tanks.”
Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Lee Tarlamis
“When eligible Harkaway residents connect, they’re not only getting a healthier system but one that’s safer too” 
South East Water Acting General Manager Liveable Water Solutions, Matthew Snell

To schedule a connection day or arrange a free site visit from South East Water’s Connections Team residents can call 1800 720 613 or email peninsulaeco@sew.com.au

Top image:
L:R: Matthew Snell, Acting General Manager Liveable Water Solutions, South East Water; Mr and Mrs Bech, Longtime Harkaway residents who have recently connected to the scheme; joined by Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Lee Tarlamis (third from left).

For further information or enquiries

Contact us at media@sew.com.au.
Visit www.southeastwater.com.au/projects

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