A contractor has found that 'incorrect' sewer connections in Taralga have contributed the the sewage treatment plant overflowing.
An Upper Lachlan Shire Council spokesman said Interflow was contracted to perform smoke testing on the sewer lines after staff noticed excessive water entered the Taralga treatment plant during wet weather events.
Excessive water in the system can affect the ability of the system to operate to its optimum," he said.
"If (it is not prevented from entering the system the excess water can cause the sewage to overflow from the site."
"The testing found that a number of houses had been incorrectly connected to the sewage system. This means in the event of a wet event the water from houses enters the sewage system and causes overflow at the sewage treatment plant."
The council reinforced that stormwater could not be connected to the sewer system. A letter will be sent to houses that have the incorrect connections.
"This is a simple fix; residents will simply need to disconnect their storm water pipes from the sewage system and connect them to the stormwater system," the spokesman said.
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