We responded to a sewage spill at Taylor Park, Torquay, late yesterday (Thursday 13 October 2011).
The spill was reported at 4.50 pm and our crews were on-site at 5.30 pm.
Initial investigations found tree roots in a manhole had caused a blockage and resulted in the overflow.
Sewage had flowed into a shallow stormwater channel, which was pumped out and cleaned.
We have taken water quality samples from 5 ponds in the park and erected warning signs, as a precaution.
The results of the tests are expected later today (Friday 14 October 2011) and will determine when the signs can be removed.
We have notified the Surf Coast Shire and EPA Victoria.
Please contact us if you have any concerns.
Customers to report a water or sewage related emergency (such as a leak or burst pipe) to us any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 656 007.