Recent wet conditions that have produced significant flows in the St Arnaud Creek have enabled GWMWater to start releasing Class C water from the St Arnaud Wastewater Treatment Plant into the St Arnaud Creek from Thursday 6 October 2022.

Managing Director Mark Williams said recent rainfall had limited the opportunity for water to be used off site, resulting in a significant increase in water held in storage at the wastewater treatment plant.

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Community Panel members gave their final recommendations on GWMWater’s pricing proposals as part of a 2023-2028 Water Price and Service Review.

The Panel was appointed in March 2022 to contribute to GWMWater’s Pricing Submission to the Essential Services Commission (ESC). The panel was made up of 16 customers from across GWMWater’s service area with a range of water user types including, rural, urban, pipeline, sewered and non-sewered customers.

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Critical works to ensure the reliability of Horsham’s sewer services will start in October.

To support the city’s growing population a GWMWater contractor will complete works on the Spry Court Sewer Rising Main, which connects pump stations on both sides of the Wimmera River to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Recent wet conditions that have produced significant flows in the Hopkins River have enabled GWMWater to start releasing Class C water from the Ararat Wastewater Treatment Plant into the river from Tuesday 30 August 2022.

Managing Director Mark Williams said recent rainfall had limited the opportunity for water to be used off site, resulting in a significant increase in water held in storage at the wastewater treatment plant.

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A new facility at Kaniva will enable future growth in the industrial estate and pave the way for economic growth.GWMWater has appointed Envirotech Water Solutions to design and construct a facility within the estate, which will increase pressures and flowrates. The facility will house a pump station, chlorinator and tanks.

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Momentum is gathering to upgrade urban water supplies at Kaniva, Moyston, Elmhurst and Ultima.

Once upgrades are complete, customers in each town will enjoy safe and reliable drinking water as part of our 2018-23 Water Price Submission.

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The seasonal restriction for licensed groundwater users in Neuarpur Sub-zone 1 will remain restricted to 80% of their licence volume for the 2022/23 season. This is in accordance with the West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area Local Management Plan.  

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Momentum is gathering to upgrade urban water supplies at Kaniva, Moyston, Elmhurst and Ultima.

Once upgrades are complete, customers in each town will enjoysafe and reliable drinking water as part of GWMWater’s 2018-2023 Water Plan.

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Our Adobe PDF file icon 24x242021 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.

Lake Fyans is set to receive an upgrade over the warmer months as GWMWater carry out works on the embankment and marina.

Water levels in the reservoir have been slightly lowered to enable completion of the embankment upgrade, which is essential to preserve the integrity of the dam wall and ensure it meets dam safety standards.

In the early stages of the works, GWMWater will also desilt and deepen the marina to provide access for larger boats while the project is underway and into the future.

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