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The villages of Lake Wyangan, Nericon and Tharbogang now have access to a reticulated sewerage system for the first time.

Member for Murray Austin Evans said this is a significant milestone for the three villages.

“For years, residents have relied on septic systems, but those properties are now connected to the new sewerage infrastructure,” Mr Evans said.

“The NSW Government is proud to have been able to support this project through the Water Security for Regions program.”

Established under the Restart NSW Fund, the Water Security for Regions program has awarded $220 million to water supply and waste water infrastructure projects across regional NSW.

Griffith City Council was awarded $2.1 million towards the $5 million sewerage project with the remaining $2.9 million funded by the council.

Works included installing 17km of sewer mains, pressure sewer grinder pump units and sewerage drainage connections for each property and decommissioning the existing septic systems.

All sewage will be pumped to the Griffith Water Reclamation Plant for treatment.

Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi said the work has brought Lake Wyangan, Nericon and Tharbogang into line with other towns and villages within the Griffith region.

“This is a project that has been some 20 years in the planning and I’m delighted local residents now have the same level of access to modern sewerage infrastructure as others in the region,” Cr Dal Broi said.

“This work will help grow these villages making them more attractive to future residents and improving the amenities for those who already in the community.

“This is a great example of local and state governments working together to make a real difference to regional communities.”

Pictured below: Member for Murray Austin Evans, Hills to Harbor Plumbing Robert Slade and Chris Sharp, Consultant Bill Dubelaar, Hills to Harbor Plumbing Tom Bloomfield, Griffith City Council Director Utilities Graham Gordon, Lake Wyangan Public School Principal Justin Dawson and Griffith City Council General Manager Brett Stonestreet gather at Lake Wyangan Public School to mark the completion of the Villages Sewerage Scheme work.