This afternoon at approximately 2.45pm Water Corporation was advised a third party (conducting mobile telecommunications work) had accidentally drilled into a wastewater main located on the corner of Safety Bay Road and Lake Street in Rockingham.

Water Corporation crews responded immediately and the overflow was stopped at about 4pm.

Wastewater has overflowed over the road and into nearby Lake Richmond.

It is not known at this stage what quantity of wastewater has entered Lake Richmond.

Water Corporation will assist with an extensive clean-up of the affected area, and is working closely with the Department of Health and Department of Environment Regulation.

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