As part of our ongoing commitment to provide drinking water to townships across our region, we are pleased to announce that Brim, Beulah, Sea Lake and Woomelang will receive a drinking water supply by the end of 2018.

As part of the works Brim, Beulah, Sea Lake and Woomelang’s water supply will be sourced from Lake Bellfield and treated in line with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines at our Warracknabeal Water Treatment Plant. The drinking water will then be supplied to each town by a pipeline to be built from Warracknabeal to Sea Lake, via Brim, Beulah, Hopetoun, and Woomelang.

Presently, Sea Lake receives a water supply from the Murray River, and Brim, Beulah and Woomelang are supplied from Supply System 2 of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline.

Liaison with rural property owners along the proposed pipeline route is well advanced, with construction of the pipeline planned to commence in February 2018 by GWMWater’s contractor Mitchell Water Australia Pty Ltd.

We will keep our customers in these townships informed as works progress to provide them with a drinking water supply.

If you would like more information on this project or any of our services, please contact us.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Media Release - Drinking water on its way! Brim, Beulah, Sea Lake and Woomelang (192kb)

Check your water supply

We are warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Green Lake near Horsham after monitoring detected levels of blue green algae above levels considered safe for recreational use. See here for more information on blue green algae or contact Horsham Rural City Council.

Blue green algae above levels considered safe for recreational use have been detected at:

For more information on Brim Weir Pool and Walker's Lake, along with other water bodies supplied by GWMWater rural pipelines.

Our Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 2017 Annual Water Outlook outlines the key water security information for all towns and rural pipeline customers supplied by us for the year ahead. An outlook for licenced surface water diverters and licenced groundwater users is also included.

Our 2016/17 Water Quality Annual Report is now available providing information on the quality of drinking water supplied to customers within our service area. The report also provides information about where our water is sourced from and how water is treated for safe drinking in different towns.

Find out more here

Our 2018-2023 water price submission sets out our proposed prices, service standards and customer outcomes for the next five-year regulatory period.

Our price proposal has now been submitted to Victoria’s independent economic regulator, the Essential Services Commission for consideration.

The submission reflects our focus on keeping customers’ bills down, while delivering the infrastructure and services required to provide sustainable water and waste water services for regional growth, a healthy environment and vibrant communities.

Customers will be consulted throughout the commission’s review process, with the final determination expected to be released in mid-2018.

We have undertaken broader and more in-depth consultation with our customers and communities than in previous processes culminating in an independent review by a Deliberative Panel made up of 17 independent customers from within our region. Customers have been encouraged to input into the ESC processes either through various customer surveys, several focus groups and through our regular Customer and Stakeholder Workshops (held every six months) over the past 12 to 18 months and all input and feedback has been considered.

Our submission is available on the ESC website at http://www.esc.vic.gov.au/project/water/36640-2018-water-price-review/

If you would like to obtain a printed copy of our submission please contact the ESC directly. Their contact details are found at http://www.esc.vic.gov.au/contact-us/

We have had another very successful year, six years on from the completion of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline.

Read our Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Annual Report 2016/17 (6 MB, 110 pages) to find out more.

See the list of our Adobe PDF file icon 24x24individual consultancies (30 kb, 2 pages) as mentioned on page 28 of our report.

Our new Board of Directors came into effect 1 October 2017 having recently been appointed by The Minister for Water.

See who makes up our new Board

TechnologyOne has done a fantastic job profiling us in their recent case study video. Our staff proudly participated in the video to showcase us using their integrated systems. Have a look at the video – there is some great footage in there!

GWMWater is encouraging all customers in its region to get involved in a new water efficiency program targeted at regional Victorians.