|Monday, 1st March 2021||Korumburra |
Korumburra Waste Water Treatment Plant
An unusual waste discharge received at the plant caused it to malfunction. South Gippsland Water is continuing to investigate where this waste discharge originated.
Due to the unusual nature of the discharge, effluent outside licence parameters went through our plant and into Foster Creek. We’re investigating any potential environmental impacts to Foster Creek.
We have returned the plant to operations that are consistent with our EPA licence parameters, so from today we are resuming our normal discharge into the creek. Resuming discharge in compliance with our licence will help flush it and improve its health. Flushing can take at least 5 days.
We are closely monitoring the creek’s water quality. Whilst flushing takes place, we recommend downstream landholders do not take water from the creek for stock or domestic purposes.
After flushing, we would expect that the water in the creek would be of a quality that is normal for this time of year. It will be up to the landholder to assess their own risks and whether to give stock access to the creek. We can assist them by providing our monitoring data.
We’ve started work on an environmental plan for Foster Creek, alongside the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. We’re also engaged an expert to assist us with this work.
|Thursday, 11th February 2021||Ruby|
Leongatha Water Treatment Plant, Harvey's Road
Water treatment and disinfection system upgrades. Increased activity and traffic at the Water Treatment Plant site. No interruptions to services. More Information view the media release or call Justin Tile Project Officer, 1300 851 636.