What is the Wyee Sewer program?
Who will be able to connect to the new sewer system?
Guidelines have been previously set to ensure consistency in determining which areas in the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney will be provided with sewer connections as part of the Backlog Sewer Scheme.
Under these guidelines urban-residential properties within the township of Wyee will be provided with a sewer connection. These properties include residential and commercial lots, vacant land and rural-residential land.
The properties excluded are non-residential and rural residential properties adjacent to this area that are suitable to maintain an effective on-site sewerage management system. These properties can apply to Hunter Water for a connection. Hunter Water will then provide a notice of requirements which will have to be satisfied by the property owner in order to connect. Learn more on our webiste here.
Do properties inside the project area have to connect to the sewer system?
We will let you know when the new sewer system is available for connection. We encourage property owners to connect to the efficient and environmentally responsible sewer system.
Lake Macquarie City Council, as relevant legislation, has the power to require properties to connect to the new sewerage system.
What is the Environmental Improvement Charge?
What sort of sewer connection will I be provided with?
How will the sewer system be constructed?
How will the community be impacted during construction?
What do I have to pay to connect to the sewer?
We will provide a point of connection to the sewer system at the edge of your property.
You will need to engage a plumber at your own cost to install sewer pipes on your property to connect to the new system.
Can Hunter Water assist with my costs to connect to sewer?
Hunter Water is not in a position to provide assistance to property owners to connect to the new sewerage system. The Wyee sewer system will be highly subsided and it is not equitable for other water users in the Hunter to provide any additional funding.
What sewer charge will I pay after I connect?
The Environmental Improvement Charge (EIC) is paid by property owners for properties that have a sewer connection point available that they may connect to. The EIC is an annual charge, which is adjusted in line with the CPI. The current EIC is around $40 per annum. Eligible pensioners are exempt from the EIC.The Sewer Service Charge is also applicable to all properties connected to the sewer system. This charge contributes to the cost to maintain and replace sewer mains, pumping stations and treatment plants. Learn more here.