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Treated recycled water released into Broken River at Benalla

8 September 2021

Treated recycled water from the North East Water Wastewater Treatment Plant in Benalla is being routinely released into the Broken River after commencing on 7 September 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, Department of Land, Water and Planning, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, Goulburn Murray Water and Benalla Rural City.