Currarong sewerage scheme
Background and Overview
Currarong Village residents are to be provided with a reticulated sewer collection scheme to replace existing septic tanks. An assessment process narrowed the options down to two: A traditional gravity system or a pressure system. You can find out more by reading Sewerage Collection Systems Compared - Pressure systems.
Over the last few years extensive consultation with the community has been conducted which generated lively debate. Construction of the scheme commenced in August 2008, following the approval by the State Government to let tenders.
The main objectives for this upgrade are to improve the system of sewerage collection and treatment for the village of Currarong. Perhaps just as important given the dry Australian climate, another major objective is to connect Currarong into the Reclaimed Water Management Scheme (REMS) that will provide vital irrigation to farms and recreational facilities around the region.
The contract package for the gravity sewer and transportation works was awarded to Select Civil Pty Ltd and is almost completed. The works comprised :
Sewer Rising Main
Works commenced early September 2008, approx 12km of pipe has been laid to date along Currarong Road. This has been constructed and tested.
Catchment 2 (Currarong East)
Works commenced mid October 2008 in this area . It was particularly challenging for the contractor in that hard rock was frequently encountered . The works are now completed and residents have been notified that they can connect to the system.
Catchment 1 (Currarong West)
Works commenced end of February 2009 in the western end of Kinghorn Road. Ground conditions Were more conducive to good progress and the catchment was completed in December 2009. Residents have been notified that they can connect to the system.
Pumping Station 2 (adjacent to shops) commenced mid September 2008 and is now completed and operating .Pumping Station 1 (Cnr of Currarong and Nowra Rds) commenced mid November 2008 . It is now completed and operating. Pumping Station 1A (along Currarong Rd) commenced February 2009 and is now completed and operating.
- A tender was let to McNamee constructions for the pressure sewer system . Works commence d in May 2009 and should be completed in February 2010.
- Owners of properties to be provided with a pressure sewer system, will be contacted by the successful construction contractor (McNamee Constructions) prior to installation works commencing. Owners will be consulted as to where the pressure sewer unit will be located on the property within certain constraints and to identify if the owner will be required to organise any plumbing and electrical rectification works of existing installations to meet current code requirements.
For more information about the background, workings and features of the scheme you can follow the links at the top right of this page