Signs remain in place on Safety Bay beach after a wastewater overflow was discovered yesterday.

People should not swim or beach fish between Waimea Rd (approximately 500m North East of the Bent Street Jetty) and View Road on Safety Bay Road.

Wastewater overflowed upstream of the nearby Charthouse Road Wastewater Pump Station to a drain, which discharges at the corner of Malibu Road and Safety Bay Road.

Warning signs have been erected on the beach north and south of where the overflow occurred.

Tidal currents, wave motion and ocean swells will ensure that the wastewater disperses quickly.

The Department of Health will notify Water Corporation and the City of Rockingham when these signs can be removed based on the results of extensive water sampling. Water Corporation will issue a media statement and contact local stakeholders when the water is safe for swimming and beach fishing can resume.

Water Corporation crews attended the wastewater pump station within an hour of it being reported yesterday, and stopped the overflow.

The exact cause of the overflow is still being investigated but early indications are that it is not related to a failure of the wastewater network in the area.
Water Corporation apologises for any inconvenience this overflow may cause.


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