Avoid contact with water at Flooding Creek and Port of Sale

Sale community update

Gippsland Water is asking the public to avoid contact with Flooding Creek waterways, including Port of Sale until further notice.

Diluted wastewater has spilled into the waterways caused by a pump station blockage and heavy rainfall.

The blockage contained items such as rags and sanitary products which have been flushed down toilets and entered the system.

Gippsland Water is asking the community to avoid the area as a precautionary measure.

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Wellington Shire Council have been informed.

Crews are onsite managing the situation and are focused on minimising public impact as much as possible.

For more information and to stay up to date visit: www.gippswater.com.au/emergencies.