14 July 2023

Fully treated wastewater from Goulburn Valley Water's Seymour, Kilmore, Euroa, Mansfield, Tatura and Kyabram wastewater management facilities will be released over coming weeks.

The wastewater storage lagoons at these locations are reaching capacity, as a result of rainfall over the past couple of months.

Releases will occur as required at each system, into Seymour’s Back Creek, Kilmore Creek, Castle Creek at Euroa, Fords Creek Mansfield, Mosquito Depression/Murray River Tatura, Coram drain/Yambuna Creek at Kyabram beginning from mid-July.

They are expected to be around 1 to 4ML per day, depending on which waterway the release is happening at.

GVW’s Wastewater and Recycling Coordinator Stuart Harris said discharging excess fully treated wastewater from our storages helps to reduce any potential for uncontrolled overflows.

Mr Harris said releases will continue until climatic conditions improve and irrigation can begin at the facilities.

The water being released has been fully treated and meets Class C standards. We’ve informed the EPA of these releases and will monitor for any unexpected impacts on the environment.

Strict water quality monitoring processes remain in place to protect the health of local communities and environments.

If people have any questions, they can call GVW’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre on 1800 454 500.