Alert removals for Canadian Bay and Gardiners Creek

orange surface scum in creek near Candian Bay

Alerts issued for Canadian Bay and Gardiners Creek Ashburton have been removed.

The surface scum and discoloured water coming from a drain near Canadian Bay has dispersed. Testing revealed that the substance was not an algal bloom but was likely organic in nature.

We've received no further reports of discoloured water in Gardiners Creek, Ashburton. However, please note that the sewage alert also issued for Gardiners Creek is still active as we await testing results. 

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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.