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Treated recycled water released into the Murray River at Wahgunyah

4 August 2021

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 4 August 2021.

Holding lagoons and discharge infrastructure at the plant have reached their full capacity following the recent wet weather.

The release is needed to ensure that our dams do not overflow and is likely to continue for several 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 Health, Goulburn Murray Water, Indigo Shire, Federation Council and the Willows Committee of Management.