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Heavy rains cause sewage spills in Wangaratta 

8 March 2022

North East Water is attending to a number of sewage spills in Wangaratta following heavy rains on Saturday 5 March 2022.

Sewer mains overflowed into One Mile Creek due to storm water infiltrating the sewer network, including mains on Vincent Road, and also Cusack and Bronmar Roads.

Executive Operations, John Day, said the Environment Protection Authority has been notified of the spills.

“Our staff have inspected each location and have installed warning signage and barricades where necessary”, Mr Day said.

“We will continue to monitor and sample creek water over coming days”.

“People are advised to avoid the area around each spill site, as well as water in One Mile Creek for at least several days.”