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Recycled water main burst in Gisborne

9 October 2017

A burst in a recycled water main has led to recycled water being released into Jacksons Creek in Gisborne.

The burst main, in Calthorpe St, was discovered early on Monday. Western Water has moved quickly to locate the problem and begin repairs.

Recycled water customers in Gisborne South have had their supply temporarily switched off until the main is repaired.

Melbourne Water and the EPA have been notified of the burst.

Western Water will carry out water quality testing in the creek upstream and downstream of the site, to assess any possible impacts.

An estimated 86,000 litres of recycled water had entered a drain that runs under Melbourne Rd and past the rear of the Gisborne Bowls Club to Jacksons Creek.

Western Water is asking people to avoid contact with the water in drain and the creek until water quality testing gives the all-clear.


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