Work begins on Potato Point Sewerage Scheme

Work is set to soon begin on the construction of new sewerage infrastructure that will service the community of Potato Point.

Eurobodalla Council recently awarded the construction contract for the first stage of the Potato Point Sewerage Scheme, which, once complete, will connect all properties in the village to town sewer services, replacing existing septic tanks and significantly reducing the risk of environmental harm.

The first stage of the work will be the construction of a new sewage pump station on Potato Point Road, next to the Potato Point RFS shed, and a 6.7km underground sewer pipeline from the new pump station to the Bodalla Sewage Treatment Plant.

A new water main will also be provided to ensure greater reliability for the village’s water supply.

Fewster Brothers Contracting Pty Ltd will do the work and commuters should expect to see heavy machinery working along Potato Point Road over the next six to eight months, particularly in the vicinity of the RFS shed.

The second stage of the project is expected to begin early next year, and will involve constructing underground pipelines to connect each household to the new sewage pump station.

Expected to be operational by late next year, the Potato Point Sewerage Scheme is made possible thanks to a $3.22 million grant through the NSW Government’s Restart NSW program.

The Potato Point Sewerage Scheme was identified in Council’s long-term water and sewer strategic plan, the Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy.

Above: Work is set to begin on the Potato Point Sewerage Scheme, which will connect all properties in the village to town sewer services.