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Culgoa

Water quality advice - Culgoa

Reason: Water quality

Starting: 3.30 pm, 8 February 2024

GWMWater is aware of ongoing water quality issues in Culgoa.

A drinking water trailer will be available from 5 pm Thursday 8 February, located at the Culgoa Community Hall in Main Street.

The Murray River source water is currently experiencing high colour and turbidity, resulting in poor water quality in the Culgoa storage.

GWMWater has flushed the town’s reticulation network and engaged divers to inspect and clean the Culgoa storage on Monday 12 February.

An aerator pump is currently on site at the water storage which is expected to remove some of the odour in the water.

Air scouring will be completed in late February to further clean the storage.

GWMWater will continue to sample and work at improving the water quality until the issue is resolved.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Plans to upgrade Culgoa to a drinking water supply are also underway, with construction expected to start in mid-2024.

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Frith, Walker, Johnstone, Landseer Streets and Glenelg Highway, Wickliffe

Interruption to Water Supply - Wickliffe

Reason: Maintenance Works

Starting: 9 am, 5 March 2024
Finishing: 2 pm, 5 March 2024

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.

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Lyle and Anderson Streets and Teichelmann Court, Warracknabeal

Planned Interruption to Water Supply - Warracknabeal

Reason: Planned interruption

Starting: 10 am, 5 March 2024
Finishing: 2 pm, 5 March 2024

To address your needs during these planned works we will provide a water trailer on Tuesday 5 March 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm on Lyle Street, Warracknabeal.

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.

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Ararat area

Recycled water supply – Planned interruption due to power outage - Ararat

Reason: Power interruption

Starting: 8.30 am, 6 March 2024
Finishing: 5 pm, 6 March 2024

Due to a planned Powercor power outage affecting the Ararat Recycled Water System on 6 March 2024 from 8.30 am to 5 pm, recycled water customers may experience no water or low water pressure during this time.

Important: This does not affect rural or urban township water supplies.

Once power has been restored, recycled water supplies will resume.

Visit Powercor’s website for power outage updates.

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Pomonal Township

Pomonal - Safe drinking water supply resumes

Reason: Water Quality Restored

Starting: 6.30 pm, 19 February 2024

Customers in Pomonal can safely drink GWMWater tap water again.

After consultation with the Department of Health, we are pleased to advise the ‘Do Not Drink Tap Water’ advisory for Pomonal that was issued due to the fires impacting water infrastructure has been lifted.

We have undertaken all corrective actions and water quality testing has confirmed that the water is safe to drink from the tap.

It is recommended that customers flush internal taps for two minutes to draw fresh water into their internal plumbing.

We will continue to monitor water quality as usual.

We thank you for your patience.

Please share this advice with neighbours, friends and visitors in Pomonal.

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Elmhurst

Elmhurst Standpipe - Out of service

Reason: Out of Order

Starting: 5 pm, 4 March 2024

This standpipe is out of service until further notice.

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Pomonal

Pomonal Standpipe - Out of service

Reason: Out of Order

Starting: 12.30 pm, 20 February 2024

This standpipe is out of service until further notice.

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Westmere

Westmere Standpipe - Out of service

Reason: Out of Order

Starting: 2 pm, 15 March 2023

This standpipe is out of service until further notice.

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Blue-green algae warnings

Blue-green Algae - Lake Toolondo
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Lake Toolondo

Starting: 3.30 pm, 4 January 2024

Reason: Blue-Green Algae

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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