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24/11 | Heavy rain causes sewer spill at Swan St in Wangaratta

24 November 2021

North East Water is responding to a sewage spill at Swan Street in Wangaratta following heavy rain in the region on 24 November 2021.

The spill entered One Mile Creek 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) of the spill.

The site is being 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.