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Water treatment plant backwash system repaired after discharge

20 September 2023

Mechanical failure in a backwash system has resulted in a discharge from North East Water's Wodonga Water Treatment Plant.

The discharge entered a stormwater drain on Huon Hill before reaching Jack-in-the-Box Creek.

Repair works to restore normal operation have been completed and clean-up works are scheduled to start today. Signs have been placed at the stormwater drain to prevent public access.

The Environment Protection Authority has been notified and water sampling in Jack-in-the-Box Creek undertaken to understand any impact on the waterway.

Anyone with concerns is advised to call our Customer Contact Centre on 1300 361 622.