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Discharge from plant

GWMWater has started releasing treated effluent from Warracknabeal Wastewater Treatment Plant into Yarriambiack Creek.
GWMWater gained permission from the Environment Protection Authority for the move after rain forced the plant’s storage capacity above a maximum operating level.
It is likely to continue discharging less than one megalitre of ‘highly diluted’ effluent a day until December.
GWMWater managing director Jeff Rigby said the discharge would occur five kilometres north of Warracknabeal.
“It is not expected to create any adverse environmental impacts,” Mr Rigby said.
Water flows
GWMWater is continuing to release 200 megalitres of water a day from a near-full Lake Wartook into MacKenzie River.
It might also release water from lakes Lonsdale, Bellfield and Fyans during the next few weeks depending on rain in the catchment.
Moora Moora Reservoir is already spilling, with this water being directed back to the Glenelg River above Rocklands Reservoir.
Water harvesting is continuing at Taylors Lake and Rocklands. A transfer of about 30,000 megalitres to Toolondo Reservoir will continue through to the end of the year.

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Posted on Aug 31 2011

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