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11/01 | Heavy rain causes Beechworth sewer spill

11 January 2021

North East Water is cleaning-up sewage spills in Beechworth following heavy rain in the area between 7 and 11 January 2022.

A combination of stormwater and wastewater entered the nearby Spring Creek after spilling from an inlet structure on Church Street. 

The inlet structure is designed to overflow when excess stormwater is entering the system, otherwise sewage could back-up into connected properties. 

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been notified of the spill. 

The site is being cleaned and disinfected, with water samples to be collected from Spring Creek for analysis. 

Warning signs have been placed near the spill site and along Gorge Road.

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