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Council wastewater project result exceeds expectations

October 27, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets

A Wingecarribee Shire Council project to replace old and damaged sewer mains has seen a massive reduction in wastewater discharged into local waterways. More than 180 million litres of wastewater per year is expected to be reduced from the Bowral catchment area as a result of a $1.65 million joint renewal project with WaterNSW. Council’s...

EPA infringement notice for Robertson STP spill

April 28, 2016Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today accepted the penalty handed down by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) following a chemical spill at its Robertson Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in late January. An estimated 3,700 litres of caustic soda, which is used in the treatment of sewage, escaped from an onsite storage tank at the treatment plant...

Council continues to invest in wastewater infrastructure

March 24, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with Veolia Water Network Services has begun to clean and inspect over 20 kilometres of sewer main across Moss Vale and Bundanoon. Works began on Monday 21 March 2016. Council’s Assets Manager Selva Selvaratnam said that in addition to removing built up debris and blockage prevention, the project will help...

Council secures SCA grant for Bowral

May 12, 2014Posted in: Environment

The local environment is set to receive a massive boost after Council secured a successful grant from the Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA) designed to improve the water quality in the Bowral area. Council’s Water Asset Coordinator, Stace Lewer, explained the significance of the grant. “Combined with Council’s own contribution, this grant from the SCA will...

Wastewater disposal responsibilities for Robertson

September 3, 2013Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of Robertson of their sewage disposal responsibilities now that the $33.6 million Robertson Sewerage Scheme has been commissioned. “Council has received anecdotal feedback from plumbers carrying out connections that some people may be trying to circumvent the process by trying to empty out their septic tanks by pumping directly...

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