Work on the Wentworth Sewerage rationalisation project is expected to begin in May this year.

The Wentworth Shire Council successfully obtained from the Restart NSW Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Fund in September 2016 and this covered the design and tender process.

The project proposes to decommission the existing treatment plants at both Dareton and Wentworth East, along with the diversion of flows to the existing treatment plants at Wentworth East and Namatjira respectively.

Wentworth Shire Director of Roads and Engineering Simon Pradham said that following the assessment of possible routes and liaison with relevant authorities, including the EPA, a design alignment for the new water main has been prepared for the new sewer main at Dareton

Mr Pradham said that construction of the new sewer main at Dareton is likely to begin in May, subject to the completion of all necessary project approvals.

Dareton residents in the vicinity of where the new Main is to be installed have been contacted and will be kept up to date with the progress of works.

Residents who seek further information are asked to contact the Manager Infrastructure Projects Kirsten Alexander at the Shire Offices on 50275027.

The project will reduce the number of existing sewerage treatment plants in Wentworth and Dareton from five to three and aims to reduce environmental risks and operational costs.