Fats overflow sewer

A blocked sewer main overflowed in Waurn Ponds this morning.

Our crews were dispatched shortly after the spill was reported at Chenin Mews, Waurn Ponds, earlier today.

The blockage, caused by a build up of fats in the pipe, has now been cleared.

A small amount of sewage flowed into the nearby Waurn Ponds 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.

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