New sewer system for future expansion

AN environmental impact assessment is being done in Lorraine and surrounding areas for the construction of the LorraineFairview high level collector sewer.
Aurecon is conducting the assessment as an extra sewer will be needed to ease pressure on the current Upper Baakens main sewer system which will not be able to accommodate a future increase in sewage flow.
It is expected undeveloped areas in Lorraine and surrounds will become high density residential areas in the next five to 10years.
Environmental practitioner at Aurecon, Wayne Brazier, who is doing the assessment, said they were looking at the environmental, social and economic impacts of the new sewer line that would run from Hunters Retreat along the railway line through Sherwood, Lorraine and other areas up to the northern sections of the Walmer Golf course.
Residents were given an opportunity until October 15 to register their comments with Aurecon and Brazier said these comments were incorporated into the reports and considered during the assessment.
He added the assessment, which started last month, would be completed in about six months and all information collected would then be handed over to the municipality.
Municipal spokesman Kupido Baron said the construction of the sewer was proposed for two years depending on funds available.
“It will take about five to 10 years for the multiple phases of the project and will cost roughly about R100- to R120-million.”
Baron said the construction would support the sustainability of the sewerage infrastructure in the area and also the development of the area .

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