The American River Community Wastewater Management Scheme became operational in June 2010.
Kangaroo Island Council has appointed Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) in 2006 to plan, design and superintend the construction of a new Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) in American River.
KBR were required to prepare an Options Report which recommends the type of scheme to be installed in American River. The report recommends a Gravity/Pressure Sewer Scheme for American River. For a copy of the report click here
Kangaroo Island Council has undertaken lengthy and comprehensive Public Consultation in relation to the American River CWMS as required under the Local Government Act 1999, to ensure the community is aware of what is occurring. Kangaroo Island Council has undertaken the following:
1. KBR have prepared the following reports:
2. Public Meetings at American River Hall on the following dates:
3. Distributed letter and newsletters to known American River property owners as follows:
4. Information and articles in 'The Islander' newspaper
5. Continual update of the website
Costs, Fees and Charges
Service Charge - CWMS:
Connecting to the scheme:
Following is the scheme layout plans as prepared for the tender submissions:
Kangaroo Island Council has appointed Baker and Gibbons to undertake the initial construction of the CWMS. Construction started in October 2007 and it is anticipated that construction will be completed by 30 June 2009.
Please refer to the following map to determine if your property requires a "pumping unit", a "gravity connection" or a septic tank when connecting to the scheme.
For further information on the proposed American River CWM Scheme please contact the Council Works Department on