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Stawell

Interruption to Water Supply - Fisher, Sloane, Crerar, Crudance, Kinsella and Main Streets, Stawell

Reason: Planned interruption

Starting: 9:00 am, 13 August 2020
Finishing: 2:00 pm, 13 August 2020

We have assessed the above water supply as necessary to ensure a continued and reliable water supply to customers and will make every effort to return your water supply to normal as soon as possible.

We understand that water outages are inconvenient, particularly when heightened hand hygiene is advised and when your movements outside the home are limited.

Access to drinking water will be available during the planned interruption. We will provide a staffed water trailer on Thursday 13 August 2020 from 9:00am to 2:00pm, located on Fisher Street, Stawell.

Please bring clean containers for our staff member or contractor to fill for you. 

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George Road and Dawson Street, Ararat

Interruption to Water Supply - Ararat

Reason: Maintenance Works

Starting: 11 am, 17 August 2020
Finishing: 4 pm, 17 August 2020

We have assessed the above water supply as necessary to ensure a continued and reliable water supply to customers and will make every effort to return your water supply to normal as soon as possible.

We understand that water outages are inconvenient, particularly when heightened hand hygiene is advised and when your movements outside the home are limited.

To address your needs during these works staff on site will be available to provide bottled water for drinking should you require. 

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King, Queen and Barkly Streets, Ararat

Interruption to Water Supply - Ararat

Reason: Maintenance Works

Starting: 9:30 pm, 17 August 2020
Finishing: 2:30 am, 18 August 2020

We have assessed the above water supply as necessary to ensure a continued and reliable water supply to customers and will make every effort to return your water supply to normal as soon as possible.

We understand that water outages are inconvenient, particularly when heightened hand hygiene is advised and when your movements outside the home are limited.

Access to a drinking water trailer will be available during the planned interruption and will be located at the Town Hall on Barkly Street, Ararat. Please bring your own clean containers.

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Vine Lane, Ouyen

Ouyen Standpipe - Out of Service

Starting: 8.30 am, 30 July 2020

This standpipe is currently out of service. Contractors are on-site to resolve this issue and we will advise when this standpipe is back online.

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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Taylors Lake

LAST UPDATED
Current
41%
Last year
49%

Taylors Lake is an off-stream reservoir and a reliable water source for the region. Sitting 20 km south-east of Horsham, it's supplied from upstream storage within the Wimmera-Glenelg headworks. The nearby Potters Creek also serves as a small natural catchment.

The lake has an important role in supplying environmental water to the Wimmera River. It's also very popular with Horsham locals for recreation, especially camping, fishing and water skiing. When other lakes are dry, Taylors Lake will often still have water to enjoy.

Campground closures

Under the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions apply across regional Victoria, all GWMWater campgrounds will be closed from 11.59pm, Wednesday 5 August 2020.

Boat ramps remain open and day visitors from regional Victoria are still permitted. Please ensure your use of these areas complies with the latest State Government coronavirus (COVID-19) public health measures. Physical distancing and outdoor gathering requirements apply at all times – including at the boat ramp and on your boat.

Stage 4 restrictions apply to residents of metropolitan Melbourne. Under Stage 4 restrictions, You must not travel more than five kilometres from where you live.

The campsite closures include:

  • Lake Lonsdale
  • Moora Moora Reservoir
  • Taylors Lake

Please note that all camp grounds at or adjacent to GWMWater Reservoirs are also closed.

For more information about coronavirus and social distancing, visit: dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

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11 McLachlan Street
Horsham Victoria
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Horsham Vic 3402
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