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Heavy rain causes sewage spill in Wangaratta

7 June 2022

North East Water has attended to a sewage spill at Swan Street in Wangaratta following heavy rain in the region on 5 June 2022.

The spill entered One Mile Creek near the Swan Street Bridge following infiltration of storm water into the sewer.

The system is designed to overflow in major storm events, otherwise sewage could back-up into connected properties.

North East Water has notified the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

The site has been cleaned and disinfected, with water samples to be collected from One Mile Creek for analysis.

As a precaution we are advising people to avoid contact with creek water for several days.