Following the 2022 October floods, Murrindindi Shire completed the installation of two stormwater backflow prevention devices in Thornton.
In consultation with the local community, Murrindindi Shire installed two custom backflow prevention devices on the two stormwater outflow pipes that empty into the waterway on Taggerty-Thornton Road.
During periods of low water levels, the devices, also known as reflux valves or flap gates, allow the drains to function normally during times of low water levels.
Once the water level in the creek rises above the level of the drains, the devices prevent the backflow of water into the stormwater system.
Once the current water recedes, Murrindindi Shire will place more rock beaching around the valves to prevent erosion.