Sewerage connection to cost Southside home owners a bundle
THE cost of connecting sewerage to established homes on the Southside varies from about $4000 to more than $10,000, according to local residents.
Gympie plumber Tim Bothams said he worked out the cost and it should be about $3900, but that is for a house without any additional features like concrete driveways, garages, retaining walls and gardens.
Many established homes on the Southside have extensive landscaping and other improvements on the property.
Mr Bothams said when plumbers had to come in and cut up concrete, dig trenches around garages and rip up gardens the cost for connection could only go one way, and that was up.
The cost of replacing concrete and restoring damaged gardens could add thousands to the overall cost.
Gympie Mayor Mick Curran said the council was advised when it first implemented the Southside sewerage policy that the cost of connection would be about $2000.