Blue Green Algae – Pental Island Pump Station - Rural customers serviced by Wimmera Mallee Supply System 5
Last updated: 4 pm, 29 January 2020
Pental Island Pump Station
Blue green algae warning
Reason: Blue Green Algae - Amber Alert
Starting: 2.30 pm, 17 January 2020
*** Pumps to remain on – no change to supply ***
Laboratory testing of water samples indicate elevated Blue Green Algae levels at the Pental Island Pump Station, which pumps from the Murray River.
Water delivered by the Pental Island Pump Station is presently below the limit recommended for recreational use.
Ultima, Lalbert, Nullawil, Culgoa, Berriwillock
This Amber Alert does not affect urban water supplies or customers in these townships.
Sea Lake now receives a treated drinking water supply from Lake Bellfield. This Amber Alert does not affect Sea Lake urban customers.
Rural customers in area
Rural stock and domestic customers will continue to be supplied from the Pental Island Pump Station. Rural customers must ensure they have sufficient on-farm storage capacity to maintain three days’ water supply.
Customers are reminded that your rural water supply is not safe for drinking. However, you can use this water for household activities, such as watering gardens, flushing toilets, showering/bathing, irrigation and laundry.
For information on stock related issues customers can visit www.agriculture.vic.gov.au or contact Agriculture Victoria on 13 61 86 for further advice.
We are continuing to monitor this situation and have activated our Blue Green Algae Management Plan.
For information on our three step scale to alert customers of Blue Green Algae levels please visit our website www.gwmwater.org.au/BGA
We will provide further updates on our website and our Facebook page.
More information and updates: www.gwmwater.org.au/BGA