The Peninsula ECO project allows Southern Mornington Peninsula properties that still have aging septic tanks and treatment plants to be connected to the sewer years ahead of schedule.

That means better health and cleaner beaches for residents and holiday visitors, plus more flexibility and expanded opportunities for property owners. While most septic tanks seem to require little maintenance, the lack of obvious problems can be deceptive.

Our sandy soil means that contaminated water doesn’t come straight to the surface. It seeps through the sand into the groundwater and can find its way to into our beautiful bays and beaches. The odour from failing tanks can be found in the air around them and rich green grass can be seen as the waste water feeds the immediate surrounding area.

South East Water is proud to be delivering the largest pressure sewer construction in Australian history and, as a result, offering a permanent sewer solution to all home owners within the project areas in Portsea, Sorrento, Blairgowrie, Rye and St Andrews Beach.

Families who have already connected are enjoying our hassle-free system, with the world’s leading technology created and built right here in Victoria by South East Water. Some property owners are also exploring opportunities to use their freed-up land and match their properties to their lifestyles.

Thank You and the work team for restoring our sanitary facilities yesterday.

We do appreciate the special effort made to get us back to being a normal household again. It has been a worrying week without the facilities that we all take for granted these days. Please pass this message of appreciation onto the group that got us up and running. It has been a huge relief for Anne and I.....Thanks Again.

Blairgowrie, October 2016 

Find out how ECO give you fast-tracked access to:

Better health

Better health

For individual families and the whole community, ECO is a safer choice

Better choices

Better choices

Once you’ve decided to make the connection, we’ll offer you further options

Bigger potential

Bigger potential

More free space on your block has the potential to increase its value and appeal

Apply now

Apply now

Ready to enjoy the benefits of ECO? Find out just how easy it is to get connected

If connection is already available in your area, click on the link or call 1800 720 613 to beat the rush.

Downloads

ECO map (pdf)
FAQs (pdf)