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We work hard to provide as many of our customers as possible with access to safe, high-quality drinking water that consistently meets consumer and regulatory requirements. Our region has 18 water treatment plants that supply treated water to 89 percent of our urban customers.

  • Drinking water is safe for human consumption. It can be used for drinking, cooking, making ice, cleaning your teeth and for showering or bathing. Drinking water is filtered and disinfected to meet the strict guidelines for safe drinking water.
  • Disinfected water is in compliance with Australian drinking water guidelines but the treatment process is slightly different from other drinking water.
  • Non-drinking water isn't disinfected and isn't intended for human consumption. You can still use this water for household activities though, such as watering gardens, flushing toilets, irrigation and laundry purposes. You can also use it for showering or bathing, as long as you're careful to avoid swallowing the water.  Read about Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Living with an Untreated Water Supply (2MB)

 

Where you can drink the water

GWMWater is a water supplier within the terms of the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003, which provides a legislative framework for assuring drinking water quality in Victoria. Check the table below to see if your water is safe to drink.

Rural Properties Cowangie Hopetoun Minyip Pomonal Ultima
Antwerp Culgoa Horsham Miram Quambatook Underbool
Apsley Dimboola Jeparit Moyston Rainbow Warracknabeal
Ararat Donald Jung Murrayville Rupanyup Watchem
Berriwillock Dooen Kaniva Murtoa Sea Lake Waitchie
Beulah* Edenhope Kiata Nandaly Serviceton Walpeup
Birchip Elmhurst Lake Bolac Natimuk Speed Westmere
Brim* Glenorchy Lalbert* Nhill St Arnaud Wickliffe
Buangor Goroke Lascelles Nullawil Stawell Willaura
Charlton Great Western Lillimur Ouyen Streatham Woomelang*
Chillingollah Halls Gap Manangatang Patchewollock Tarranyurk Wycheproof
Chinkapook Harrow Marnoo Pimpinio Tempy Yaapeet

*As part of our commitment to drinking water availability, we have an ongoing major capital works program that includes constructing water treatment plants in the region. These towns have been identified for possible water quality improvements. We're working closely with customers to explore innovative ways to improve water quality in their towns.

More about our capital upgrades and renewals program

 

Drinking water quality test results

GWMWater tests drinking water regularly to ensure it's safe for drinking.

See our drinking water quality test results

 

Living with an untreated water supply

More about Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Living with an Untreated Water Supply (2MB) or contact us to talk to a Water Quality Officer.

 

 

 

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