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Treated recycled water released into Black Dog Creek at Chiltern

6 August 2021

Treated recycled water from the North East Water Wastewater Treatment Plant in Chiltern will be routinely released into Black Dog Creek commencing from Friday 6 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.

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