A tender has been awarded for construction of infrastructure to expand recycled water use to green spaces in Horsham.

GWMWater has awarded Girdwood Contracting a tender to construct a recycled water pipeline as part of the Horsham Agriculture SmartWater and Integrated Water Management Project.

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GWMWater is putting workforce mental health in the spotlight, revealing a range of new shirts to spark conversations at work.

The shirts feature bold and vivid prints on the cuffs and lower panelling designed to catch the eye, as well as the words “This is a conversation starter” across the back to help instigate those initial conversations amongst staff regarding mental health, making an invisible issue impossible to ignore.

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

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 there are elevated levels of blue-green algae.

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GWMWater have started planning to upgrade urban customers in Berriwillock and Culgoa to a drinking water supply.

The proposal to upgrade the Mallee towns to a drinking water supply is part of GWMWater’s latest pricing proposal to the Essential Services Commission, which was given a preliminary nod in March 2023.

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Our current Adobe PDF file icon 24x24Tapping In Edition 4 2022/23 features the return of the Wimmera Machinery Field Days, an update on our customer charters, our Customer and Stakeholder Workshop, plus much more!

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The project has been successful to date in progressing through the completion of all environmental approvals and is nearing the completion of cultural heritage assessments.

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GWMWater has received preliminary approval of its Price Submission 2023-2028 from the Essential Services Commission’s (ESC), with a commitment to lower customer bills over the next five years.

The draft decision on the GWMWater submission was released early given value it represents to the customer and the clarity of the submission. In the coming months, the ESC will be engaging with the community on their draft decision. The final determination will be informed by this further engagement and released in June 2023. The new pricing and service standards that will form part of the final determination will come into effect from 1 July 2023.

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GWMWater is a proud joint host at the 84th Victorian Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition held in at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre on 29 and 30 March 2023.

The exhibition is the largest annual water exhibition in Victoria and provides a chance to discover and research new technology, equipment, services and ideas.

GWMWater will be presenting at the Conference:
• an innovative solution to a challenging project in relining a section of the Mt Cole pipeline.
• a staff initiative to reduce OH&S risks at operational water treatment plants by developing an innovative ladder solution

Visitors are welcome to attend the trade exhibition at no charge. 

Find out more: https://wioaconferences.org.au/vic-2023/vic-visitors/

Stage 2 of the Lake Fyans embankment upgrade has recommenced at the north-west part of the lake following a delay due to heavy rainfall.

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Register your interest to provide feedback on updated Recreational Area (Water) Regulations.

If you use one of our below water storages for recreation, we would love to hear from you!

Lake Bellfield   Lake Lonsdale   Taylors Lake
Lake Fyans   Moora Moora Reservoir   Lake Toolondo
Green Lake, Horsham   Rocklands Reservoir   Lake Wartook


The updated Recreational Areas (Water) Regulations will replace the Adobe PDF file icon 24x24By-Law 106 - Recreational Areas in August 2023.

The updated regulations are needed so you can continue to use water storages that are formally determined as ‘Recreational Areas’ under the Water Act 1989.

The regulations will continue to ensure the safety of visitors and the protection of water quality, water corporation facilities, Aboriginal cultural heritage, and environmental values.

You can register your interest to:

• Be informed by email when the draft regulations are available

• Let us know if you would like to attend an information session

• Tell us what recreational activities you enjoy currently

• Tell us which recreational areas you are interested in

To learn more, visit the website at www.water.vic.gov.au/recreational -values/recreational-areas-regulations or email the recreation team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.