SEWER OVERFLOW IN ECHUCA

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A valve failure on a sewer main connected to a sewer pump station located near 245 High Street Echuca has caused a small sewer overflow into the Campaspe River near the Echuca Trotting Track.

Clean up on site is complete and notification signs are in place. Repair works on the failed valve are underway and expected to be completed today.

IN BRIEF

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Time:

2.30pm Contractor identified failed sewer main valve and notified Coliban Water

3.00pm Two suction trucks and a pump arrived on site

3.30pm Clean up on site was completed. Notification signs were erected. Suction trucks remained on site to manage sewer flows.

7.30pm Pump set up to manage sewer flows overnight

Wednesday 4 April 2018

6.30am Works to repair the failed valve began

Locations:

245 High Street, Echuca

Campaspe River (near the Echuca Trotting Track)

Customers:

No impact to sewer service.

Summary:

A valve failure on a 150mm sewer main connected to a sewer pump station located in High Street Echuca has caused a small sewer overflow into the Campaspe River yesterday.

Two suction trucks and a pump were used to remove contaminated water from the Campaspe River and manage sewer flows in order to undertake repair works.

Repair works on the failed valve are underway and expected to be completed today.

Residents in the nearby area may notice additional trucks and crews as repairs are carried out.

We are working with Goulburn Murray Water who has notified irrigation customers downstream on the Campaspe River as a precaution. The Environmental Protection Authority has been notified.

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