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Heavy storms cause sewage spills in Wahgunyah, Wangaratta and Wodonga

31 January 2022

North East Water has attended to a number of sewage spills across its service region following heavy rain on the weekend of 29-30 January 2022.

Sewer mains overflowed into Barkly Street in Wahgunyah, Swan Street in Wangaratta and Pressnell Lane in Wodonga.

Each spill was due to storm water infiltrating the local sewer network.

North East Water staff have inspected each location, cleaning and disinfecting each site, and have installed barricades and warning signage where necessary.

We will be monitoring and sampling nearby creek, river and stormwater drains over coming days.

People are advised to avoid the area around each spill site, as well as nearby waterways for at least several days.

The Environment Protection Authority has been notified of the spills.