05 November 2009
Public notices have been erected near two sites in the Sandy Bay area after a sewage spill.
The EPA received reports of a sewage spill at Sandy Bay around 9.30 am on Wednesday.
EPA Director Warren Jones says the EPA has been advised that the spill was from a failed pump station that had stopped working due to a power outage.
"The fault was rectified and officers assisting the EPA went to the area to inspect the scene and take samples from several locations," Mr Jones said.
"The Hobart City Council has erected signs at two locations - Little Sandy Bay Beach and Blinking Billy Point - advising people not to swim in the immediate area due to a pollution incident."
The EPA will now await results from the sampling as investigations into the incident continue.