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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 info@gwmwater.org.au 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.

 

 

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Blue-Green Algae Update - Nyah Systems - GREEN

Change to Status GREEN - Current as at 5pm Friday 27 May 2016.

 

*** Pumps have been reopened***

Customers supplied by the Nyah System from the Murray River are advised that Blue Green Algae levels at the Nyah Off Take have reduced and is now GREEN. Water is once again pumped from the Murray River. Towns supplied by this system remain isolated and town storages are being topped up by water carting as required.

 

GWMWater does not warrant the quality of stock and domestic water, however we test the water regularly for Blue-Green Algae and 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. This includes the Wimmera Mallee and Northern Mallee pipeline systems. 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. If customers require potable water for drinking or cooking they will need to engage their own water carter to collect water from a drinking water town in a food grade tanker.

 

Water is still available for carting to rural customers domestic tank for any customer receiving an insufficient water supply. This water can be used for all domestic and internal farm uses. 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.

 

Town supplies remain isolated from the system and water available in town storages will meet urban demands without restrictions.

 

Customers are encouraged to access GWMWater’s website or to call 1800 188 586 for information that is accurate and up to date. An SMS message will be sent to all customers who have provided GWMWater with their details on this system when results are received that require any change in supply arrangements.

 

If you would like to receive SMS messaging from GWMWater when there is a change to the status of supply arrangement, please ensure that we have your telephone details either by emailing us at info@gwmwater.org.au or calling 1800 188 586 or 1300 659 961. Updates are also made to this page, GWMWater's social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) as well as through media outlets which cover the area.

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 Blue-Green Algae Update - Pental Island System - AMBER

  *** Change in Status - Current as at 5pm Friday 27 May 2016 ***

Customers supplied by the Pental Island System from the Murray River are advised that Blue Green Algae levels at the Pental Island Off Take have reduced and is now AMBER. Accordingly Reverse Pumping will be ceased later today and water will be once again pumped from the Murray River. Towns supplied by this system remain isolated and town storages are being topped up by water carting as required. This will remain the case until the Blue Green Algae Levels are rated as Green at the Pental Island Off Take.

Water will be available for carting to rural customers domestic tank, which can be used for all domestic and internal farm uses. 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 info@gwmwater.org.au 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.

Drinking water towns are unaffected. These supplies have been isolated from the pipeline and water available in town storages will meet urban demands without restrictions. Permanent Water Saving Rules still apply in the towns of Berriwillock, Chinkapook, Chillingollah, Culgoa, Lalbert, Manangatang, Nullawil, Sea Lake, Ultima, and Waitchie.

 

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Taking and using rural water

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Important message for Charlton and Wycheproof urban customers

Update as at 11.45 am Tuesday 17 May 2016

We are pleased to advise that the water treatment plant supplying Charlton and Wycheproof has been repaired after experiencing a mechanical fault yesterday evening.

Customers in Charlton and Wycheproof may return to normal water usage in line with the Statewide Permanent Water Saving Rules.

We thank our customers for their cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused during these repair works.

 

Stawell moves to Permanent Water Saving Rules

- Stage 2 Water Restrictions for Stawell revoked

We advise customers in Stawell and those customers connected to the Stawell Water Supply System will no longer be on Stage 2 Water Restrictions from 6 pm tonight (Tuesday 3 May, 2016). Stawell customers are advised that Permanent Water Savings Rules apply from this date and time.

Media Release: Water Restrictions removed at Stawell

 

Stage 2 Water Restrictions remain for East Grampians area

Customers in Lake Bolac, Moyston, Wickliffe, Willaura and customers supplied by the Mount William Headworks System remain on Stage 2 water restrictions until further notice.

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Ouyen Water Supply

Ouyen customers are advised that the Ouyen Water Treatment Plant supply has been restored. 
 
 
GWMWater would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience that this situation has caused and thank the residents of Ouyen for their cooperation and support.
 

 VicEmergency Website

VicEmergency is a centralised website for Victorians to find emergency information and warnings, including regular updates on the Blue-Green Algae in the Murray River.

The website uses emergency incident information and warnings data from agencies including Bureau of Meteorology, CFA, DELWP and Department of Health and Human Services to display emergency incidents in real time, on a Google map display.

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Removal of trees from Ouyen Lake

Revised: 4 April 2016

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Duck season 2016

Duck season opens on Saturday, 19 March 2016 and closes on Monday, 13 June, 2016.

Shooting of ducks is permitted at the following reservoirs:

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GWMWater Annual Report

Our Annual Report is available online detailing our achievements for 2014/15.

To view our list of consultants for 2014/15, please click here. (Page 24 of our Annual Report refers.)

 

GWMWater schedule of tariffs and charges

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Water sharing arrangements reviewed

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Are you a tenant?

If you are a tenant moving into or out of a property (either residential or business) please click here to change your address.

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Keep wipes out of sewer pipes

Putting the wrong things down the toilet, sink or drain can cause damage to your sewer system and your property, leading to costly repairs and harm to the environment. 

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