CHW Remains Committed to the Environment and Public Health

Central Highlands Water responded to two sewerage spills in November/December 2017.

Recognised by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for their quick response times, Central Highlands Water crews provided the EPA with water test results from both incidents to ensure the safety of the environment and the health and wellbeing of the community.

Results indicated the spills were promptly contained, minimising the impact on the environment and community.

The first spill occurred at the Learmonth Road Sewer Pump Station, Buninyong as a result of an unexpected contractor works failure. The second spill occurred as a result of a burst main near Gillies Street in Creswick.

Central Highlands Water Managing Director, Paul O’Donohue said, “Whilst these unforseen occurrences did not cause interruption to our services, we remain committed to refining our systems and processes to ensure environmental safety and public health remain a priority at Central Highlands Water”.

“Working with the community is a high priority for CHW and we thank those community champions who take the time to advise CHW of any concerns. We continue to work closely with contractors, industry partners and the EPA to mitigate any future risks,” Mr O’Donohue said.