Warren Walker initially contacted the Times with concerns about trucks removing sewage from the western part of Shorehaven estate in Alkimos and neighbouring Amberton estate in Eglinton.
Mr Walker said he saw Western Resource Recovery tankers collecting sewage daily despite the Alkimos plant being visible on the horizon.
‘These trucks lumber up day in, day out,’ he said.
Water Corporation Perth regional manager Steve Dorricott said work started two weeks ago to install 2.1km of pressure main between the pump station and the treatment plant.
‘We are constructing a wastewater pump station and associated pipework that will connect these estates to Alkimos Waste Water Treatment Plant by the end of the year,’ he said.
After receiving a letter from the Water Corporation, Mr Walker was pleased to know when the pipes would be connected.
‘We have had a little bit of success, the pipeline is imminent,’ he said.
Mr Dorricott said the tankering arrangement with developers was not unusual, allowing estates to grow while the utility was still building assets to service those areas.
‘Tankering has allowed people to move into their homes earlier ” Water Corporation thanks residents for their patience while we work to put this essential infrastructure in place,’ he said.
The Water Corporation has been using tankers to remove wastewater from about 250 completed houses in the two estates, and transfer it to the Alkimos Waste Water Treatment Plant.
‘One tanker is removing approximately six loads each day,’ Mr Dorricott said.
‘Sometimes two tankers are used as required, depending on flow levels.’
He said residents who had concerns could call the developers, Stockland, on 13 52 63 or Peet on 9420 1111, or the Water Corporation on 13 13 75.