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Kallista Sewerage Project Stage 2

Yarra Valley Water is in the planning stage of this project to provide sewerage services to properties in Kallista, The Patch and Menzies Creek.

Project details

As part of Yarra Valley Water’s Community Sewerage Program, the Kallista Sewerage Project will provide a new sewerage service to properties in Kallista, The Patch and Menzies Creek that can’t contain their own wastewater on-site.

Providing a new sewerage service to the area will eventually involve constructing new sewer pipes in local streets, and then having properties connect to those newly constructed pipes.

View a map showing areas being investigated (3.9 MB)

Some septic tanks are polluting backyards and local creeks

Properties in Kallista, The Patch and Menzies Creek aren’t currently connected to Melbourne’s network of sewerage pipes. Instead, the sewage from their flushed toilets, and from their sinks and household drains, flows into a septic tank located underground on their property.

Even when septic tanks are regularly maintained, some properties won’t be able to keep all of their septic tank flows within their own land boundary. Unfortunately for these properties, this can result in diluted sewage creating boggy patches in the backyard, or flowing into street gutters or neighbouring properties’ yards. Eventually, this pollution finds its way into stormwater drains and nearby creeks. People, household pets and local wildlife can get sick from contact with boggy yards and polluted waterways.

Providing sewerage services for properties that are at risk of polluting

Yarra Valley Water is spending millions of dollars to build new sewerage pipes in your area by 2019.

Properties that can’t contain their own wastewater on-site will be provided with a new sewerage service. While most of the cost of connecting to the new sewer would be paid for by Yarra Valley Water, property owners would also need to pay for a few things.

Project updates

  • April 2019

    Detailed design for all packages of Kallista Sewerage Project Stage 2 will commence in April 2019.

    Land Capability Assessments of all properties within the investigation area are almost complete and results will be known shortly.

Did you know?

Poorly performing septic systems can be a nuisance for you and your neighbours by creating unpleasant odour and soggy backyards.

Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback about this project, please contact the project manager, James Martin, on 9872 1912 or by email [email protected]