Information Sessions

The East Grampians Rural Pipeline will secure the future of the region by providing a reliable, secure supply of high-quality water year-round.

GWMWater is hosting two information sessions for landholders with farming or lifestyle properties in and around Ararat, Great Western, Buangor, east to the Eurambeen-Streatham Road and south to the Glenelg Highway.

Session outline

  • Funding and project update
  • Costs involved in connecting
  • Early sign up incentives and the sign up process
  • Pipeline network supply and design requirements for landholders
  • Obligations for Native Vegetation and Cultural Heritage
  • Next steps

Information Sessions

Where When Time
Tatyoon Recreation Hall Wednesday 29th May 2019 10 am to 12 pm
Ararat Gum San Great Hall Thursday 30th May 2019 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm


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Pre-Tender Marketing Brief

The East Grampians Rural Pipeline Project will provide a secure raw water supply to rural properties in an area of 3,200 km2 in the region around Ararat in western Victoria.

A Market Briefing will be held as follows
Wednesday 5 June 2019
from 10 am to 11 am
at the College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne

Please register intent to attend the briefing by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. marked ‘Attention: Cara Hadzig’.

Attendance at the briefing session is not a pre-requisite of the tender submission.

The scope of the contract and more information as detailed in the adjacent advertisement is available on our Tenders page.


Goroke Sewerage Scheme

After hearing feedback from Goroke residents about their wastewater collection, we will provide a new sewerage system to enhance the liveability of the town, as well as provide environmental benefits.
Residents and landholders in Goroke are invited to come along to our Information Drop In Session where our project team can provide information about the Goroke Sewerage Scheme and seek customer feedback.

We thank our customers for their input at our last two information sessions held in April 2019.

Information Drop In Sessions

Where When Time
Goroke Library Monday 13 May 2019 3 pm and 7 pm


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GWMWater is an innovative water corporation providing, managing, operating and protecting water supply and sewerage systems within the Grampians, Wimmera and Mallee regions of Victoria.

Expressions of interest (EOI) are sought for the removal of biosolids from the below wastewater treatment plant facilities:

> Donald > Horsham > Kaniva > Sea Lake > Stawell

To find out more click on the heading ...

Our Managing Director, Mark Williams has seen, managed and implemented a tidal wave of change. Read more about Mark in The CEO Magazine

Members of the public are advised to avoid direct contact with water in Walkers Lake, Avon Plains after monitoring detected levels of blue green algae above levels considered safe for recreational use.

Anglers wanting more information please visit Victorian Fisheries Authority -

For more information please refer to Northern Grampians Shire Council, or visit our Blue-Green Algae information page.

Our latest customer newsletter Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Tapping In - Edition 4 2018/19 (3.1MB, 4 pages) profiles former GWMWater Chairman Barry Clugston OAM on his contribution to the water industy; Meagan Molloy one of our Water Services Operators; and Conundrum Holdings near Stawell on how pipeline water is essential to their operations.

Also see the article on local artist Heidi Chatfield and have a look at the beautiful artwork we have acquired as part of celebrating our diversity. Other articles include rural news, update on drinking water for four Mallee towns and how wipes block pipes.

We recently held a Tapping In competition for customers to contribute how they save water in and around the home. See the entries we received on Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Customers' tips on saving water in and around the home (265kB, 6 pages).

Our new competition closes Monday 29 July 2019 where winners receive $100 off their water bill.

To view past Tapping In editions, click on the heading.

We recently prepared a report reviewing the take-and-use of groundwater from the Mt Zero borefield over the past five years. This is a requirement under the conditions groundwater of the take and use licence.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Information on the Mt Zero Borefield (346 kB, 2 pages) complete with graphs.

We advise for the season commencing 1 July 2019, groundwater users in the Neuarpur Sub-Zone 1 will remain restricted to 80% of licence volume.

Information on West Wimmera Groundwater Management

We are a proud sponsor of WaterAid and support the work they do world-wide. On 4 March 2019 we were privileged to have guest speaker, Leigh Mawby, Corporate Partnerships Manager from WaterAid visit us, and who spoke to staff about WaterAid’s initiatives and programs.

Pictured is Leigh presenting our Executive Manager Infrastructure, Nalaka Vitharana with a Silver Member 2019 plaque for our support. This plaque is on display in our Reception area at our Corporate Office for visitors to view.

We invite you to look at WaterAid’s work by visiting and