Current alerts affecting Port Phillip Bay and its associated water catchments 

 

Avoid water in Darebin Creek, Epping

Issued Wednesday, 1 February 2023 at 10:30 am

EPA officer is investigating the firewater from a fire at the homemaker centre, High Street Epping. The firewater entered Darebin Creek near Darebin Creek Trial/Childs Road, Epping. Avoid contact with the water near the area and downstream until further notice.

Avoid water in Brushy Creek, Mooroolbark.

Issued Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at 10:30 pm

EPA Victoria received a report of water discolouration in Brushy Creek, Mooroolbark near Dianne Cresent Mooroolbark. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid water in Mullum Mullum Creek, Ringwood

Issued Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at 4:30 pm

EPA Officers are investigating reports of brown discoloured water observed in Mullum Mullum Creek near Kinton Court, Ringwood. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Eastern Beach water quality

Issued Monday, 30 January 2023 at 5:00 pm

Water quality results at Eastern Beach have been variable recently, with some results not meeting water quality standards on some days. An EPA investigation into water quality at Eastern Beach is underway. Reconsider swimming if there are signs of pollution at the beach (e.g., discoloured water, odour). Report pollution to EPA on 1300 372 842.

Avoid water in Back Creek and Gardiners Creek, Glen Iris

Issued Friday, 27 January 2023 at 3:00 pm

EPA Officers are investigating reports of brown discoloured water observed in Back Creek and Gardiners Creek near Dawson Drive, Glen Iris. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid water in Mile Creek, Noble Park

Issued Wednesday, 25 January 2023 at 1:00 pm

EPA Officers are investigating fish deaths in Mile Creek near Corrigan Road, Noble Park. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid water in Corio Bay near Viva Refinery

Issued Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 4 pm

There has been a report of a stormwater discharge of hyrdocarbons into Corio Bay at Viva Refinery. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

PFAS risk assessment on fish in Maribyrnong River

Issued Tuesday, 7th May 2019 at 2:00 pm

EPA has conducted a risk assessment on levels of PFAS in fish caught from the Maribyrnong River. As a result EPA recommends anglers don’t consume fish caught from the Maribyrnong River upstream of Solomons Ford in Avondale Heights to Deep Creek at Bulla, and within all of Arundel Creek. 

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Reviewed 31 January 2023