Sewerage wait over
RESIDENTS of Junction Hill have another reason to celebrate the New Year, as the upgrading of their new sewerage system will start.
"Council has been planning this upgrade for several years," Mayor of Clarence Valley, Ian Tiley said.
"It is important because some previously approved developments in Junction Hill can't start until the sewerage upgrade is underway."
The upgrading involves closing three small sewage treatment plants, which are currently at the limit of their capacity, and building transfer- pump stations and pipework to pump Junction Hill's sewage to the North Grafton treatment works.
"The contract requires completion of the upgrading works in 26 weeks," Cr Tiley said.
In other sewage news a new advisory group has been appointed to advise the Clarence Valley Council's engineering commitee.
The group will be called the water and sewer steering committee and the chairperson will be Cr Fred Morgan.
Cr Morgan's has a lengthy experience with sewer and wa- ter issues, Cr Tiley said.