One of the most important ways that we communicate with our customers is through our network of customer committee members. These committees draw membership from a variety of rural and urban water users, municipalities and environmental interests.
Committees meet regularly and provide advice to us on matters that relate to policy, customer service, customer relation issues and operation of our system. They're also a barometer of community standards and expectations.
We have numerous customer committees operating, including:
Irrigation Diverters Committee
As a result of the sale of the Wimmera Irrigation entitlement to the Commonwealth Government, the GWMWater Board has formally wound up the Wimmera Irrigators and Diverters Consultative Committee.
A new Irrigation Diverters Committee has been established to provide diverters with a forum to be involved in GWMWater’s decision making processes.
Regional Recreation Water Users Group
The first meeting of the Regional Recreation Water Users Group was held in June 2009. The role of the group is to provide advice to the GWMWater Board on the development of policies for recreational water distribution and management.
West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area Implementation Committee
This committee is responsible for implementation of the West Wimmera Groundwater Management Strategy. The Strategy provides direction to ensure that groundwater is managed equitably and in a way that maintains the social, environmental and economic benefits it provides.
The West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area extends from the Wimmera River to the South Australian border up to and including the Big Desert.