Wangaratta, Victoria

Town:  Wangaratta, Victoria

Location: 236 kilometres north of Melbourne situated on the junction of the Ovens and King rivers.

Population: 19,318

Client: North East Water

Council: Rural City of Wangaratta

Year: 2014

Scope: Design and construction of a pressure sewer system within a flood zone

Environmental Factors: The project area was within the Ovens and King River catchment areas protected by a flood bank levee. The soil profile was heavy clay which reduced the absorption rate of the septic system disposal for onsite containment.

PSSA Solution: Construction of a pressure sewer system for the existing and new homes built within the flood levee using trenchless technology and large diameter auguring.

Environmental Outcomes: Improvement to roads open drains with no greywater discharges to river catchment and dryer land around the property assisting with better health conditions.