Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of Robertson that the subsidy for sewerage pump out services will cease from 1 December 2013.
Currently, residents who have not yet connected to the Robertson Sewerage Scheme and utilise a pump-out service are able to claim a $1,010 subsidy from Council.
The $33.6 million Robertson Sewage Scheme was officially opened in July following years of planning and construction, allowing residents to connect to the first-class sewage network.
Councillors resolved to continue the pump-out subsidy until 1 December 2013 allowing extra time for ratepayers to connect, after which point residents will be responsible for the full pump out cost until they connect to the sewer network.
Council is encouraging all residents to connect to the service as soon as possible to enjoy all the benefits of the modern sewage scheme, including a cleaner environment and healthier waterways.
The scheme includes 25 kilometres of sewerage reticulation around Robertson, a pumping station, effluent transfer main, irrigation dam and fully enclosed sewage treatment plant, providing a modern service for almost 700 properties initially.
A connection point for Robertson residents has been provided within each property. Owners will need to engage a licensed plumber to carry out the connection to the Council sewerage main.
A detailed Sewerage Connection Information Kit has been provided for all residents. For further information visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/water-sewerage, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 4868 0888.