A build up of fat in a sewer main has blocked a sewer main and caused a minor overflow.
Our crews were dispatched shortly after the spill was reported at Nanton Close, Lara, earlier today.
A small amount of sewage overflowed from a manhole into nearby Hovell Creek. We have taken water quality samples and erected warning signs at the site. As a precaution, residents should avoid contact with the creek water.
Fats, oils, food scraps, medicines and toiletries often accumulate in the sewerage system and can cause odours, blockages and overflows. We ask our customers to dispose of these items in their household rubbish — not down the drain or toilet.
Customers can report overflows, burst and leaks to us on 1300 656 007: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.