Community Notice: Overflow at McEvoy Street pump station

Community Notice: Overflow at McEvoy Street pump station

19 February 2021

Southern Downs Regional Council would like to inform the community of sewage overflow that occurred yesterday within the gravity sewer catchment of the McEvoy Street pump station.  

The incident occurred due to a blockage between the receiving manhole and the pump station. The pump station has been functioning as intended and there were no issues with the station except no inflow.

 A Council spokesperson said that while the incident was regrettable in nature, officers had responded promptly and proactively to resolve the issue.

“Council staff immediately undertook remediation actions once the overflow was discovered and worked quickly to minimise the impact of the overflow,” the spokesperson said.

“The overflow from the station spilled into Bracker Creek which fortunately is not flowing at present.

“Water pooled in three ponds within the creek bed which were cleaned by the vacuum truck straightaway.

“We are now conducting a thorough investigation into the incident and will implement remedial measures where necessary to avoid similar situations in future.

“The unfortunate reality is that that we have aging infrastructure across the region that has been ignored for too long and this Council is planning and budgeting to address the issue.”

Council thanks the community for their understanding and cooperation.

Any residents or businesses with concerns from the overflow can contact the Customer Service Centre on 1300 697 372.