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Monbulk Sewerage Project

Poorly performing septic systems are taking a toll in Monbulk

Poorly performing septic systems in the Monbulk area are discharging nutrients into the local environment that are the equivalent of dumping over 1,200 bags of fertilizer directly into our waterways each year!

These excess nutrients are harming aquatic life and pollute waterways such as the Sassafras Creek and the Nathania Springs Creek. Poorly performing septic systems can also be a nuisance for you and your neighbours by creating unpleasant odour and soggy backyards.


Managing wastewater in Monbulk

We've been investigating the replacement of poorly performing septic systems in Monbulk with modern sewerage technologies, as part of our Community Sewerage Program.

Over the last few years, we've been consulting with people in the community and developing options for how to service the Monbulk area.

We have narrowed the solution to two options:

  • Decentralised Servicing Option – we provide an upgraded septic system to properties that are not capable of containing wastewater onsite. Some properties with upgraded septic systems will still not be able to contain all of their wastewater onsite so pipes in local streets will also be built to collect this excess treated wastewater This water will be kept in the local area where it will be further treated and used for irrigation on local parks and reserves.
  • Pressure Sewer Option – we build new pipes in local streets and connect the properties that are not capable of containing wastewater onsite to Melbourne’s metropolitan sewerage network.

Please note that both options would involve us having to construct sewerage pipes within some local streets.


Thanks for telling us what you think

Based on what we know, our preference is to proceed with the pressure sewer option. However, before we make a decision about which option to proceed with, we wanted to know what YOU, and other people in the Monbulk community, thought about them.

Between 10 July and 4 August 2017, people in the Monbulk community were asked to watch the video below and then have their say about the two options. You can read people's comments below, however the time to participate in the forum has now passed. Thank you to those of you who posted comments. The feedback you've provided is helping to inform our decision.

We will review the feedback received, and expect to announce our decision about which option we'll use to provide sewerage services to Monbulk, in late August 2017.


Poorly performing septic systems are taking a toll in Monbulk

Poorly performing septic systems in the Monbulk area are discharging nutrients into the local environment that are the equivalent of dumping over 1,200 bags of fertilizer directly into our waterways each year!

These excess nutrients are harming aquatic life and pollute waterways such as the Sassafras Creek and the Nathania Springs Creek. Poorly performing septic systems can also be a nuisance for you and your neighbours by creating unpleasant odour and soggy backyards.


Managing wastewater in Monbulk

We've been investigating the replacement of poorly performing septic systems in Monbulk with modern sewerage technologies, as part of our Community Sewerage Program.

Over the last few years, we've been consulting with people in the community and developing options for how to service the Monbulk area.

We have narrowed the solution to two options:

  • Decentralised Servicing Option – we provide an upgraded septic system to properties that are not capable of containing wastewater onsite. Some properties with upgraded septic systems will still not be able to contain all of their wastewater onsite so pipes in local streets will also be built to collect this excess treated wastewater This water will be kept in the local area where it will be further treated and used for irrigation on local parks and reserves.
  • Pressure Sewer Option – we build new pipes in local streets and connect the properties that are not capable of containing wastewater onsite to Melbourne’s metropolitan sewerage network.

Please note that both options would involve us having to construct sewerage pipes within some local streets.


Thanks for telling us what you think

Based on what we know, our preference is to proceed with the pressure sewer option. However, before we make a decision about which option to proceed with, we wanted to know what YOU, and other people in the Monbulk community, thought about them.

Between 10 July and 4 August 2017, people in the Monbulk community were asked to watch the video below and then have their say about the two options. You can read people's comments below, however the time to participate in the forum has now passed. Thank you to those of you who posted comments. The feedback you've provided is helping to inform our decision.

We will review the feedback received, and expect to announce our decision about which option we'll use to provide sewerage services to Monbulk, in late August 2017.


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