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Sydney Water guilty of polluting Prospect Creek with 280,000 litres of sewage

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SYDNEY Water has been convicted of polluting a Western Sydney creek by discharging hundreds of thousands of litres of untreated sewage into the waterway.

The overflow from a pumping station caused significant environmental damage to the Prospect Creek in Carramar. Tankers were supposed to remove the waste but could not keep up with the flow.

The incident happened on January 15, 2019. Prospect Creek is a major tributary of the Georges River and is used for recreational activities like fishing.

The contamination occurred after a sewer main at Carrawood Reserve in Carramar failed.

The EPA brought three charges against Sydney Water for the incident, but the government-owned corporation was only found guilty on one count.

The authority pleaded not guilty to all charges, and will be sentenced on September 6.

Source: ABC News

 

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