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Treated recycled water released at West Wodonga and Mt Beauty

 05 October 2016

Treated water from the North East Water Wastewater Treatment Plants in West Wodonga and Mt Beauty will be routinely released into nearby waterways commencing from Wednesday 4 October 2016.

The water from West Wodonga will be discharged into the Murray River and the water from Mt Beauty released into the West Kiewa River.

Executive Manager Operations, John Day, said the decision was required due to recent heavy rain in the region.

“Holding lagoons have now reached their full capacity as our ability to discharge from the plants has been reduced during the recent extended wet periods”, Mr Day said.

“Over the short term we need to release some of the water into the waterways to ensure that our dams do not overflow.”

Mr Day added, “The water being discharged has been fully treated and our monitoring program will continue during the discharge.”

“We are working with our stakeholders during this process including, including EPA Victoria, North East Catchment Management Authority, Department of Health and Human Services, Goulburn Murray Water, City of Wodonga and Alpine Shire.”