Red water from roof cleaning

The mystery of the source of red discoloured water at Lakedge Ave, Berkeley Vale has been solved.

Early last week, September 6 and 7, residents started to notice red water appearing in the open drain stormwater outlet at Tumbi Creek, which drains into Tuggerah Lake.

Central Coast Council swiftly began inquiries and said that from preliminary investigations, the discoloured water came from the cleaning of a tiled roof on private property.

A Council spokesperson said that from initial observations, there were “minimal identified impacts to the environment”, however, investigations were continuing and appropriate enforcement action would be taken.

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) said they had not received any reports of the discoloured water and therefore it was a matter for Council.

Sue Murray