Industry News, Latest News, Victoria

Greater Western Water fined over sediment spill

Greater Western Sydney Water

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has fined Greater Western Water Corporation for failing to properly manage a large discharge of sediment to Deep Creek in February this year.

EPA officers were called to a Portingales Lane, Romsey site on 24 February after reports of a large volume of discoloured water moving down Deep Creek.

The officers saw a brown coloured plume of water discharging from a catchment dam from a nearby site which was being developed by GWW Contractors for the future irrigation of reclaimed water to the immediate area.

Read more: Sustainability Victoria offers funding

The GWW contractors operating the dam had pumped sediment laden water down and into the creek.

EPA North-West Regional Manager Dr Scott Pigdon said duty holders, like Greater Western Water, have an obligation to manage all works undertaken at their properties, whether it’s their own staff or contractors directly employed by them.

The company was fined $9,246.

Send this to a friend