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Treated recycled water released into the Murray River at Wahgunyah

28 July 2022

Treated recycled water from the North East Water Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rutherglen will be routinely released into the Murray River at Wahgunyah commencing from 28 July 2022.

Holding lagoons at the plant have reached their full capacity following high rainfall over the summer period and recent wet weather.

The release is needed to ensure that our dams do not overflow and is likely to continue for 8 to 10 weeks.

The water being discharged has been fully treated and our monitoring program will take place throughout the discharge process.

It is being discharged downstream of the Wahgunyah water treatment plant and will not impact drinking water treatment processes.

We are working with our stakeholders during this process including, including EPA Victoria, EPA NSW, North East Catchment Management Authority, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Goulburn Murray Water, Indigo Shire, Federation Council and the Willows Committee of Management.