Council seeks information on suspected paint spill
  • Tuesday 02 February 2016
Paint spill at Currimundi

Council is looking for help from the public to identify the source of a suspected paint spill in Currimundi that fed into a local waterway on Sunday.

Council officers were quickly on site to respond to the incident and erected a boom across a tributary that flows into Lake Currimundi.

“When our officers visited the site again on Monday morning, there was no evidence of the substance in the creek – it is likely it was flushed out by overnight tides - and the boom was removed,” Division Three Cr Peter Cox said.

“There’s no evidence that the substance, which we believe was a water-based paint, has had any ill effects on fish or vegetation.

“Council has so far been unable to pinpoint the source of the spill and we are hoping someone will have information that can help our investigations. 

“Residents should always take care to ensure no foreign substances are allowed to flow into our drains which then link with our waterways.”

To make a report, contact council on 5475 7272.