Got a query?
Top five queries
- Do I need to notify GWMWater when I purchase a property?
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.
- Why is my water usage so high?
If you think your water bill is unusually high, consider the following:
We tend to use more water in the warmer months so remember to compare your water use to the same time last year, rather than to your last bill.
Appliances and watering
If you’re using an appliance more often it will increase your usage. Check your appliance settings and see if there’s a water saving mode. Automated watering systems and evaporative cooling can also use a lot of water, so check your settings.
You may have an undetected leak which is causing your water use to rise. Toilet leaks are especially common.
Misread water meter
If your water meter was read incorrectly it will affect how much water use we’ve billed you for. If you think we’ve misread your meter, contact us to submit your correct meter reading.
- What are the current water restrictions in my area?
All Victorian towns are under Permanent Water Savings Rules when staged water restrictions aren’t in place.
- How do I check for a water leak?
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.
- I've had a water leak. Is there anything that I can claim?
If you’ve had a leak on your property, please contact us to see if you’re eligible to receive an undetected leak rebate.
This rebate is available to both urban and rural customers providing certain criteria has been met.
Blue green algae warnings
Blue green algae warning for Green Lake near Horsham
Reason: Blue-green algae
We are warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Green Lake near Horsham after monitoring detected levels of blue green algae above levels considered safe for recreational use.Read more
Lake Wartook is an important water resource in the region. It's the primary water source for Horsham and Natimuk, as well as being an important resource for Supply System 6 of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline. The lake also provides important environmental flows.
Located on the MacKenzie River in the central Grampians, Lake Wartook is popular with locals for activities such as fishing.