THE blunder that left West Hoxton without sewerage infrastructure for 50 years will finally be fixed when Sydney Water begin works in the next month.
The closest thing residents have to a wastewater system is an inefficient underground pump-out system that often resulted in sewage running down the streets and into neighbouring properties.
West Hoxton resident, Jeff Gough, said having the system fast-tracked as vital infrastructure was like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
"This news couldn't make us happier, now we can get rid of the pump out systems," he said.
"They never worked properly because they were designed as a temporary solution, what happened in West Hoxton was severe neglect on all parts.
"Even though it will still take some time before we are connected, just the thought of no more septic smells and mosquitoes is a good start for us."
Sydney Water managing director, Kevin Young, said works were expected to take about 10 months.
Residential connections would be available by the end of the year.
"By connecting, residents can save hundreds of dollars, help reduce odours and eliminate dampness and seepage on their properties caused by on-site systems," he said.