Telegraph Point residents are the first of three communities in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region to connect to a new reticulated sewerage system.
The three-village sewerage scheme is a major project being delivered by council for the townships of Telegraph Point, Comboyne and Long Flat.
The $29 million project, which will provide reticulated sewerage services to the villages, was awarded to Ledonne Constructions in 2018. The company constructed the North Shore sewerage system.
All three communities will benefit from the construction of new sewerage treatment plants and full collection systems which include a pressure sewer system in Telegraph Point, and gravity sewer systems in Long Flat and Comboyne.
Sewage waste disposal in the three villages is currently through on-site sewerage management systems, and the new fully reticulated sewerage network will provide a more efficient disposal method.
Mayor Peta Pinson said current sewage waste disposal within the three villages is through on-site management systems.
"This is a $29 million investment in Telegraph Point, Long Flat and Comboyne, and yet another example of council working closely with the NSW Government in delivering for our rural villages."
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said people living in smaller villages such as Telegraph Point deserve to have the same modern infrastructure as larger centres like Port Macquarie.
"I am pleased the NSW government has been able to provide funding to allow Council to provide reticulated sewerage services to these three areas," Mrs Williams said.
Work is also progressing well on the sewerage schemes in Comboyne and Long Flat, on track for completion and connection in August and September respectively.
The three village sewerage scheme project is an investment of more than $29 million, which is being funded by council to the tune of $23 million and through a $6 million contribution from the NSW State Government under the Restart NSW Water Security for Regions Program.