Blue-Green Algae Update - Piangil Systems - GREEN
Change to Status - Current as at 4 pm Saturday 28 May 2016.
*** Pumps remain open - Notice to still Isolate Household and Stock Water Supply ***
Customers supplied by the Piangil System from the Murray River are advised that Blue Green Algae levels at the Piangil Off Take have reduced and is now GREEN. Supply along the system may still have elevated levels of Blue Green Algae and therefore customers are requested to continue to isolate their supplies until lines are cleaned. This is expected to only take several days. Advice will be communicated to all customers when the systems are clear of Blue Green Algae.
Water will remain available for carting to rural customers domestic tank, which can be used for all domestic and internal farm uses. Customer will be notified when the supply lines have been cleaned and quality of supply is fit for use.
Town storages will also continue to be topped up by water carting until Blue Green Algae levels in the supply system are confirmed safe for use in storages.
GWMWater will do everything it can to maintain either a piped or a carted supply to its customers. To access water carting please call 1800 188 586. GWMWater customers are also able to source their own water from the designated hydrants across the region and listed below.
GWMWater does not warrant the quality of stock and domestic water, however we do test the water regularly for Blue-Green Algae and will advise when levels are elevated. The raw water we supply for stock and domestic purposes is not regarded as being fit for human consumption under any circumstances. For information on stock related issues customers are referred to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources on 13 61 86 or visit www.agriculture.vic.gov.au for further advice.
Customers are encouraged to access GWMWater’s website or to call 1800 188 586 for information that is accurate and up to date.
To assist us in giving you as much notice as possible of any status changes GWMWater has been using SMS messaging, however we do not have telephone contacts for all customers. If you would like to receive SMS messaging from GWMWater please ensure that we have your telephone details either by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1800 188 586. Updates are also made to this page, GWMWater's social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) as well as through media outlets which cover the region.