Winda Woppa Closed to Swimmers FEATURED Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - October 5, 2017 ON HOLIDAYS: Young fisherman Brock Roser. IT’S a rare occurrence, but the water off The Anchorage at Winda Woppa was closed to swimmers last week because of a minor sewerage leak. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected][/caption] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE MidCoast Water was alerted by a concerned resident and was quick to respond. Brendan Guiney, Director of Water Services at MidCoast Water told News Of The Area, “We were onto the job within hours of being notified.” “The sewers in this area are gravity fed and there’s also a lot of tree roots that can do damage to the pipes.” MidCoast Water decided to close the area to swimmers while they took daily samples. Seven tests a day were sent off to be checked. “It was a very minor discharge and it was rectified very quickly,” Brendan said. “We take every precaution and also notify NSW Health. But no warning was going to stop young fisherman, Brock Roser, visiting Hawks Nest from Murrurundi. The 14 year old caught two flatheads. “It took me so long to catch them, I’m definitely going to eat them,” Brock said. MidCoast Water urges anyone with concerns over water quality to call 1300 133 455. By Margie TIERNEY WINDA WOPPA: Closed to Swimmers. WINDA WOPPA: Closed to Swimmers.