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Kaniva Groundwater – Safeguarding urban supply

Since the discovery of alleged illegal dumping of waste 15 kilometres south of Kaniva, GWMWater has been working closely with the Environment Protection Authority, local government and other relevant agencies to ensure the safety of Kaniva’s water supply. We have developed a fact sheet provides an overview of the supply system to address any community concerns.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24Fact Sheet - Kaniva Groundwater - Safeguarding Urban Supply

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.

Water supply

Your water comes from the West Wimmera Groundwater Management Area.  Extending from the western area of the Wimmera river, all the way to the South Australian border, and up north to the Big Desert, the West Wimmera GMA is an invaluable groundwater resource.

More about the West Wimmera GMA

Sewerage services

Yes - Gravity Sewer System

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Service disruptions

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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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