The Council wants to hear from anyone in Benalla Rural City who has a septic tank or treatment system on their property, to assist in developing a plan for managing domestic wastewater in the municipality. Participants will be rewarded with a free thermos-style water bottle donated by North East Water.
The Council is working with Goulburn Murray Water, North East Water and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to prepare a plan to manage domestic wastewater.
The Domestic Wastewater Management Plan will identify how the community, Council and water agencies can work together to make sure what goes down our sinks, showers and toilets doesn’t cause harm to public health, the environment or waterways.
A short five minute survey has been created for people provide information to the Council.
“State legislation requires all Councils to prepare a wastewater management plan”, said Mayor Cr Justin King.
“The Council is working with local water agencies to make sure we have a plan in place to improve our wastewater infrastructure so that our community and environment stay healthy,” Cr King said.
“We also need this plan to help ensure our population can grow with the wastewater services it needs.
“To do this, we need the community’s help to understand how much they know about their septic tanks and how they maintain their system to ensure it does what it is supposed to do” he said.
The survey is completely anonymous, unless people want to take up the option to provide an email or postal address to be kept informed of the progress of the project.
Click the link below to complete the survey.