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  • Your water bill is calculated depending on how much water you use and any relevant service charges.

    Household water bills can include costs for:

    • Water consumption
    • Water Availability
    • Sewerage Availability

     Commercial water bills can include costs for:

    • Water consumption
    • Water Availability
    • Sewerage Availability
    • Fire Service Charge 
    • Trade Waste Charge

    Find out more about paying your bill

  • GWMWater is responsible for maintaining the water meter. We will replace the meter at no cost under normal maintenance conditions. Where there’s no meter, or the meter is inaccessible, we’re responsible up to and including the first stop tap at your property boundary. You’re responsible for the safe custody of the meter and will have to pay for its replacement, should it go missing or is damaged through misuse. You’re also responsible for the pipe beyond the water meter leading into your property.

    If there’s no water meter, or the water meter is not situated at the front of your property, such as with units and townhouses, you’re responsible for the pipe (known as the service line) beyond the stop tap, which is located at the property boundary.

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  • You can use your water meter to check for leaks. Simply note and then compare your water meter reading before and after a period of no water use. More advice about checking for a water leak.

     

    Customers connected to the Wimmera or Northern Mallee pipeline

    If you're one of our customers connected to the Wimmera or Northern Mallee pipelines, you can also use our Customer Portal, a free online system that allows you to monitor your water and get leak alerts via your smart phone, tablet, laptop or home computer. Read more about Customer Portal.

  • If you’re purchasing a property and going through a solicitor or conveyancer, you don’t need to notify us.

    We require a legal Title to change the ownership of a property. If you have a solicitor or conveyancer, they will send this to us with your details via a Notice of Acquisition after settlement.

    Make sure your mailing address is up to date.

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  • Your water meter has black and red numbers. The black numbers show the reading in kilolitres. The red numbers indicate hundreds, tens of litres and litres respectively.

    Find out more about your water meter

Outages and water quality alerts

Pipeline south towards Stawell from the Pomonal-Mokepilly Road intersection

Grampians to Stawell Pipeline Project

Reason: Grampians to Stawell Pipeline Project

Starting: 8 am, 18 April 2017
Finishing: 5 pm, 26 April 2017

Maintenance works on the Grampians to Stawell pipeline will affect water supply on a two kilometre section of the pipeline. All services relying on water supply from this section of the pipeline will be affected. GWMWater has contacted affected customers.

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Report a fault by calling 1800 188 586 anytime

Blue green algae warnings

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Lake Toolondo

Blue Green Algae warning for Lake Toolondo

GWMWater is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Lake Toolondo after monitoring detected levels of blue green algae above levels considered safe for recreational use.

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What are our water levels like?

Lake Lonsdale

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Lake Lonsdale is a large, shallow reservoir on the Mt William Creek. It fills from its own catchment and is reliant on natural inflows. Although the catchment can be a substantial producer of water during wet years because of its very large area, it isn't reliable during times of drought. Given its relatively shallow depth, the lake also has high evaporation losses over summer months.

Since the introduction of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline, the lake is no longer used by GWMWater for domestic or stock water supply, however it's still a key source of water for the environment. Lake Lonsdale also has an important role in the community as a recreational lake in the Stawell area, hosting a number of activities on its northern side, such as boating, swimming, camping and water skiing.

Recreational activities permitted
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