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ROS clean-up complete

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ROS clean-up complete

Gippsland Water would like to thank the individual landholders on Willung Road, Howe Leather and the broader Rosedale community for their assistance and patience during the recent Regional Outfall System (ROS) leak, which is now concluded.

“After being advised of the leak on the morning of Friday March 11, a significant effort has gone into isolating the leak, repairing the pipe and then returning paddocks to their prior condition,” said General Manager of Operations at Gippsland Water, Mr Peter Skeels.

“We appreciate that the event has caused interest in the local community but reassure locals that the highly treated waste water posed no harm to human or animal health.”

Gippsland Water has removed more than 10 mega litres of treated waste water and four mega litres of rainwater with no water entering local waterways.

“The final thing for us is to work with the five local landholders and work with them to ensure the paddocks that were inundated are returned to their prior condition,” added Mr Skeels.

“To that end we have engaged agronomist to sample effected properties and obtain data which may lead to further recommendations in respect to remedial works,” Mr Skeels concluded.

Gippsland Water will continue to work with the Environment Protection Authority in its investigation of the spill over coming days.


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