Kinglake West, Australian 85 Home Community

Piopio 200 Home Community
September 13, 2018
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September 13, 2018

Piopio Community


In 2009, a disastrous fire swept through the area of Kinglake West in Victoria, Australia. As the community rebuilt itself, a new wastewater system was needed to be up and running as soon as possible, without being an undue financial burden to homeowners. An Orenco® Effluent Sewer – the first in Australia – was installed. The sewer includes an Orenco STEP (Septic Tank Effluent Pump) package in an underground tank, which provides passive, primary treatment at each residence. Because an effluent sewer transports only liquids, its mainlines are typically just 50-100 mm (2-4 in.) in diameter and can be installed quickly and easily with light-duty equipment. This allowed the wastewater collection system to be completed in a relatively short period of time, despite the area's hilly terrain. Download the case study to read about the background, costs and performance of the effluent sewer collection system.

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