Lake Bellfield maintenance works
Starting: 12 am, 4 September 2023
Finishing: 11.59 pm, 10 September 2023
Reason: Planned maintenance works
GWMWater will be starting maintenance works on Lake Bellfield at the Outlet Tower.
During this time the Lake Bellfield main outlet will be intermittently taken off-line.
Water will continue to be sourced from Lake Bellfield and its downstream storages.
We ask visitors in the area to observe safety barriers during these works.
Visitors may notice an increase in traffic in the area.
Noise during the works will be kept to a minimum.
Rural customers supplied by Supply Systems 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline may notice variations to flowrate into their water tanks from 4 to 10 September 2023 during Lake Bellfield’s maintenance works.
Customers in drinking water towns may continue using mains water for drinking, food preparation, ice making, and other human consumptive purposes. These customers will not notice any pressure variations caused from these works. i.e.
- Halls Gap
- St Arnaud
- Sea Lake
Non-drinking water towns supplied by Supply Systems 1, 2, 3 and 4 from Lake Bellfield will not have any disruptions to water quality or pressure caused by these works. Customers can still use this water for household activities, such as watering gardens, flushing toilets, showering/bathing, irrigation and laundry. i.e.
Large water use customers
We encourage large water-use customers to store adequate water supply onsite where possible prior to these works. Where possible, please minimise mains water use, during maintenance works.
Water availability from electronic standpipes and metered water hydrants will not be affected by these works.
We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause.
Please call us on 1800 188 586 if you would like more information or to report any service difficulties or faults at any time.
Lake Bellfield is located in the eastern Grampians near Halls Gap and has an inlet from Fyans Creek. Lake Bellfield supplies towns (including Halls Gap and Pomonal), farms, recreational lakes and environmental wetlands covering 10% of Victoria. It's also the main source of supply for the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline system, supported by Taylors Lake. Lake Bellfield water quality is generally of a high standard due to its catchment being located in a protected national park.
The lake is used for recreational activities such as boating, fishing and picnicking. Please note that boats with an internal combustion engine are not permitted at Lake Bellfield.
A private caravan park is located adjacent to the dam wall
- located at the Lake Bellfield observation tower/viewing area
Camp fires only permitted at picnic area
- check CFA website or Vic Emergency App for up-to-date information
- permitted in properly constructed fireplaces in line with Country Fire Authority's warnings and restrictions https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can
- fire must be completely extinguished with water, not soil, before the last person leaves
- powerboats are not permitted
- shooting is not permitted
- are not permitted
The boating authority for Lake Bellfield is GWMWater.
- Feels like 8.9°C
- Relative Humidity 49 %
- Rainfall 0.0mm
- Wind SE at 17 km/h