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Maude Street, Ararat

Standpipe, Ararat (Maude Street) - Out of Service

Starting: 25 January 2019

This standpipe is currently out of service. We will advise when this standpipe is back on-line.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to water carters in this vicinity.

Locations of other standpipes are available on https://www.gwmwater.org.au/connecting-services/emergency-water-and-standpipes/apply-for-standpipe-access

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Glenelg Highway, Lake Bolac

Interruption to Water Supply - Lake Bolac

Reason: Maintenance Works

Starting: 3 PM, 8 April 2019
Finishing: 6 PM, 8 April 2019

We apologise for any inconvenience that these maintenance works may cause our customers in the affected area.

For further information please contact our Customer Call Centre on 1300 659 961. For service difficulties or faults, please call us any time on 1800 188 586.

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Lake Lonsdale

LAST UPDATED
Current
11%
Last year
40%

Lake Lonsdale is a large, shallow reservoir on the Mt William Creek. It fills from its own catchment and is reliant on natural inflows. Although the catchment can be a substantial producer of water during wet years because of its very large area, it isn't reliable during times of drought. Given its relatively shallow depth, the lake also has high evaporation losses over summer months.

Since the introduction of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline, the lake is no longer used by GWMWater for domestic or stock water supply, however it's still a key source of water for the environment. Lake Lonsdale also has an important role in the community as a recreational lake in the Stawell area, hosting a number of activities on its northern side, such as boating, swimming, camping and water skiing.

Recreational activities permitted
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