Pollution alerts removed in Glen Waverley and Fairfield


14/07/2015
Scotchmans Creek, Glen Waverley

Scotchmans Creek, Glen Waverley

A community pollution report alerted Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to a foreign fatty/greasy like substance in Scotchmans Creek, just off Crosby Drive in Glen Waverley. An Environment Protection Officer (EPO) responded to the report and provided advice to Melbourne Water on how to clean up. Double booms were placed at the mouth of the drain entering into Scotchmans Creek as well as further downstream.

An EPO inspected the cleanup in the following days and working with Melbourne Water and CSA Specialised Services, collected samples from the creek and undertook a drain chase. EPA inspected grease traps at food premises in the surrounding area. Investigations are continuing.

Merri Creek, Fairfield

EPA investigated a report of a while milky discharge in Merri Creek, Fairfield. An EPO inspected the discharge but was unable to locate the source. Recent heavy rains are believed to have dispersed the discolouration and no further reports have been received.

Report pollution

The Victorian community has a vital role in protecting the environment. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) relies on the community to report incidents of pollution, environmental hazard or other activities potentially harmful to the environment.

If you see, hear or smell pollution please report it to the EPA Pollution Hotline 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC) or online.

More information about reporting pollution can be found on EPA’s website