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Do Not Drink Tap Water Notice – Manangatang

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Manangatang Urban Customers

Starting: 5:30pm, 24 November 2020

Turbid water

Reason: Do Not Drink Tap Water Notice

Customers in Manangatang are being requested to not drink tap water until further notice. This precautionary action in the interests of protecting public health.

This water is not suitable for drinking. While this do not drink tap water notice is in place, GWMWater is requesting customers not to use the current water supply for drinking, preparing beverages, washing and preparing food, preparing baby formula, brushing teeth or making ice. In this instance, boiling water will not remove contaminants.

UPDATE: 3.35 pm 27 November 2020

This Do Not Drink Notice still applies until further notice.

Tank cleaning is now complete and the network has been flushed. GWMWater has collected samples of the water for testing to confirm the untreated water has been removed. Normal water supply will resume once results verify that the water is safe for drinking.

Please minimise outside water use where possible while we build up enough supply for the town.

Bottled water is available from outside the Manangatang Shop from 6pm until 8pm.

Access to drinking water trailers is available from outside:

  • The Manangatang shop
  • The hospital; and
  • The swimming pool

When bringing containers for filling, please be mindful to protect your back and carry only as much water as you can comfortably manage.

We will keep customers informed as the situation changes. Please share this advice with neighbours and friends in Manangatang.

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This advice has been issued following consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services after raw water inadvertently entered the clear water storages at Manangatang’s Water Treatment Plant.

A drinking water trailer to fill up bottles and containers is available from outside the Manangatang Shop.

We apologise for any inconvenience and are we will keep customers informed as the situation changes.

This measure is required to minimise risk to your health. If you are concerned that you may have been affected by contaminated water please seek medical advice. Advise your GP about this notice.

Lake Toolondo - Blue-green algae warning

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Lake Toolondo

Regular testing has detected levels of blue-green algae above levels considered safe for recreation use at Lake Toolondo.

We warn the public to avoid direct contact with the water. People may still boat, sightsee and enjoy other activities at the lake that do not involve direct water contact.

Warning signs have been positioned at major recreational areas around the lake and will remain in place while the warning is current.

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Green Lake - Blue-green algae warning

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Green Lake

Regular testing has detected levels of blue-green algae above levels considered safe for recreation use at Green Lake.

We warn the public to avoid direct contact with the water. People may still boat, sightsee and enjoy other activities at the lake that do not involve direct water contact.

Warning signs have been positioned at major recreational areas around the lake and will remain in place while the warning is current.

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Lake Lonsdale - Blue-green algae warning

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Lake Lonsdale

Starting: 10 am, 13 November 2020

Regular testing has detected levels of blue-green algae above levels considered safe for recreation use at Lake Lonsdale.

We warn the public to avoid direct contact with the water. People may still boat, sightsee and enjoy other activities at the lake that do not involve direct water contact.

Warning signs have been positioned at major recreational areas around the lake and will remain in place while the warning is current.

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Interruption to Water Supply - Halls Gap

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Reids Lane and Thryptomene Court, Halls Gap

Starting: 9 am, 4 December 2020
Finishing: 1 pm, 4 December 2020

Planned interruption

Reason: Maintenance Works

Prior to the interruption please store sufficient water for your day's needs.

During the water supply interruption do not use any taps or water using appliances.

Access to a drinking water trailer during the planned interruption will be available from 9 am to 1 pm on the day and will be located at Reids Lane, Halls Gap.