Current alerts affecting Port Phillip Bay and its associated water catchments 

Avoid water in Dandenong Creek

Issued Monday, 23 November 2020 at 12.30 pm

Due to recent high rainfall and infiltration of stormwater into the sewerage system, diluted sewage may have discharged to Dandenong Creek via Emergency Relief Structures, downstream of Marie Wallace Reserve, Bayswater. The system is designed for this to happen to ensure that the sewage does not back up through the sewers and into people’s properties. Avoid contact with water until further notice.

Avoid water in Mile Creek

Issued Monday, 23 November 2020 at 12.30 pm

Due to recent high rainfall and infiltration of stormwater into the sewerage system, diluted sewage may have discharged to Mile Creek via Emergency Relief Structures, near Morwell Parade, Springvale. The system is designed for this to happen to ensure that the sewage does not back up through the sewers and into people’s properties. Avoid contact with water until further notice.

Avoid water at Portarlington Beach

Issued Monday, 23 November 2020 at 9.45 am

Parks Victoria are undertaking dredging for three to four weeks at Portarlington Harbour at Portarlington Beach.  Avoid contact with the water or sand if it looks discoloured.  

Avoid water in Corhanwarrabul Creek

Issued Thursday, 12 November 2020 at 3.00 pm

EPA officers are investigating reports of diesel discharging into Knoxfield wetlands, adjacent to Corhanwarrabul Creek. Avoid contact with the water until further notice. 

Avoid water at Werribee Beach

Issued Tuesday, 10 November 2020 at 4.45 pm

Parks Victoria are undertaking dredging for two weeks at the entrance of Werribee River at Werribee Beach.  Avoid contact with the water or sand if it looks discoloured.  

PFAS risk assessment on fish in Maribyrnong River

Issued Tuesday, 7 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 23 November 2020