Our Urban Customer Portal is here! Read about how the portal can help you in our customer newsletter Tapping In - Edition 4 2020/21. Other interesting articles include Ouynen Lake and South West Loddon Pipeline achievements, information on our 'Regional Roadshow' and details on how to participate in our May Customer and Stakeholder Workshop.
To view past Tapping In editions, click on the heading.
Grampians, Wimmera and Mallee residents already know of the beauty, serenity and recreational activities that can be enjoyed at our local lakes and weir pools, however word is spreading with tourism growing in our ‘back yard’.
In Street Ryan’s report Wimmera Southern Mallee: Socio-Economic Value of Recreational and Environmental Water Trends and Insights 2016-20, visitors to lakes and weir pools were interviewed to collect valuable information on the economic and the social contribution made by our local recreational water bodies, with some 3000 interviews compiled each year.
This is the final year under this study which will also document the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) on local communities and tourism. Findings will be available later in the year.
Works are underway to construct a new sewer scheme in Goroke.
The new system, when completed, will provide reliable and effective wastewater collection for Goroke residents.
The seasonal restriction for licensed groundwater users in Neuarpur Sub-zone 1 will remain restricted to 80% of their licence volume for the 2021/22 season. This is in accordance with the West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area Local Management Plan.
There were cheers as Yaapeet’s Macy Fuller and GWMWater Board Member Carolyn Welsh turned the tap on to fill the newly constructed Yaapeet Lake.
To mark the official opening of the new recreation lake in Yaapeet, GWMWater hosted a celebratory event on Monday 21 December 2020. The storage site at Yaapeet had been redundant since the completion of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline but, now filling with water, will become a vibrant space for wildlife, locals and visitors to enjoy.
We are pleased to provide our Annual Report 2019/20 for your review.
GWMWater has had a successful year despite considerable challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
in the last quarter of the financial year.
This year we focused on the delivery of four of our flagship projects:
- Mallee Towns Water Quality Project
- South West Loddon Pipeline Project
- Behind the Meter Solar (Stages 1 and 2), and
- Urban Remote Metering.
Planning for the East Grampians Rural Pipeline Project is also well advanced.
Consultancy Report for 2019/20 as mentioned on page 35 of our Annual Report.
Our 2020 Annual Water Outlook outlines the key water security information for all towns and rural pipeline customers supplied by us. An outlook for licenced surface water diverters and licenced groundwater users is also provided.
All Systems Summary: With the water resources available across all of GWMWater’s supply sources this season, no restrictions to urban or rural pipeline users are anticipated under normal operating conditions.
A full listing of towns, rural pipelines and their supply sources can be found here.
Thousands of people across central north-west Victoria are set to benefit from a reliable water supply following the completion of the South West Loddon Pipeline.
Dubbed the ‘best development for the region since electricity’, the pipeline provides a secure reticulated water supply to 1500 rural properties in areas surrounding Inglewood, Newbridge, St Arnaud and Wedderburn.
Murphy’s Creek farmer Deb Hancock said the pipeline had given their children a future on their farm.
“For us, the impact of the pipeline is hard to explain in words,” she said. “We were spending a lot of money trucking water from Bendigo; one year we spent $90,000.
“To not have to worry about water – Wow.”
Like many businesses, we are doing our part to assist in slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and this involves changing the way we are working. This includes organising a phased return to on-site work for staff, enabling staff to work from home when required and implementing any COVIDSafe requirements.
As the situation evolves, we are committed to supporting our customers, community and staff. We are working quickly and thoughtfully as the situation changes.
We recognise our important role in providing essential services as well as supporting our local community's health and economy. We take this role very seriously and are working hard to continue to deliver our usual high-quality service levels.
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