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Current water restrictions

Permanent Water Saving Rules

Safe to drink?


The water is not safe for drinking. However, you can still use this water for household activities, such as watering gardens, flushing toilets, irrigation and laundry. You can also use it for showering or bathing, as long as you're careful to avoid swallowing the water.

Read more about living with an untreated water supply here.

Please note that a drinking water upgrade is planned for the town and we will advise when the town has been converted to a drinking water supply. Customers can connect to the current non-drinking water supply and will be automatically converted to a drinking water supply when the project is completed.

Water supply

Your water comes from the Murray River at Swan Hill.

Your water is piped to you through the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline (Supply System 5). The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline replaced 17,500 km of inefficient channels to ensure a more secure and healthy water supply for the region. It supplies water to approximately 9,000 farms and 34 townships.

Sewerage services


Septic tanks in use. Contact Buloke Shire Council for further information.

Service disruptions

See latest outage and water quality alerts


Check the water supply for... 

Rural Properties Cowangie Hopetoun Minyip Pomonal Ultima
Antwerp Culgoa Horsham Miram Quambatook Underbool
Apsley Dimboola Jeparit Moyston Rainbow Warracknabeal
Ararat Donald Jung Murrayville Rupanyup Watchem
Berriwillock Dooen Kaniva Murtoa Sea Lake Waitchie
Beulah Edenhope Kiata Nandaly Serviceton Walpeup
Birchip Elmhurst Lake Bolac Natimuk Speed Westmere
Brim Glenorchy Lalbert Nhill St Arnaud Wickliffe
Buangor Goroke Lascelles Nullawil Stawell Willaura
Charlton Great Western Lillimur Ouyen Streatham Woomelang
Chillingollah Halls Gap Manangatang Patchewollock Tarranyurk Wycheproof
Chinkapook Harrow Marnoo Pimpinio Tempy Yaapeet




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