Water Corporation clean-up after sewage spills into Lake Richmond

SEWAGE flowed into Lake Richmond yesterday afternoon after telecommunications workers drilled into a water main.

The spill occurred at the corner of Safety Bay Road and Lake Street at about 2.45pm after a crew working on mobile telecommunications accidentally hit a water main.

Waste water flowed onto the road and into nearby Lake Richmond, but Water Corporation crews responded quickly and stopped the leak at about 4pm.

Water Corporation said it would work to help with a clean-up and to determine the extent of the water flow into the lake.