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December 1, 2022

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A truck dumps sewage into a pumping station in Byron. Photo Jeff Dawson

A major sewer main at Council’s Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) burst last week in Byron, affecting residents.

Council staff said they and contractors were ‘working around the clock to fix a break’ and two sewage pump stations on Tennyson Street and Milton Street had to be turned off. 

In a statement they said, ‘The reason it is taking some time to fix the sewer main is owing to the location of the break and the complexities of repairing the pipe. We recognise that any sewage smell, or presence of sewage is utterly unpleasant and we apologise for this’.

They added, ‘People who have concerns about odour, their toilet systems or wish to report any sewage overflows should call Council immediately’. 

Council’s Works Depot phone number is 6685 9000 (8am–4pm) and after hours is 6622 7022.

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  1. Hardly a surprise with the hard line push for Development in the area. More issues like this with arise. Design and develop with a Cap in mind. Byron is NOT a large city. The majority of infrastructure is already strained…….just all the dots that are required in massive Development.


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