GWMWater’s Urban Customer Portal has been recognised in a national industry awards program.
The project was named a finalist in the water category of the 2021
Internet of Things (IoT) Awards. The awards program recognises that real-time data is increasingly important to Australian industry, government and citizens.
Internet of Things (IoT) communication technology was used across the GWMWater’s urban towns to connect 29,000 communications-enabled, all-in-one water meters and 3000 retrofitted meters to a secure network. The water use data is then made available to customers through an online Customer Portal that can be accessed on computers, tablets and smart phones.
The latest Tapping Edition 2 2021/2022 gives an update on the Goroke Sewerage Scheme, new board appointments and the 2020-2021 Performance Report. Other articles include an update on reservoir levels and Lake Fyans, a new recycled water project and a staff profile on Damien Crouch.
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GWMWater customers and stakeholders are invited to walk in solidarity with those who need to walk long distances for water.
WaterAid’s Walk for Water event coincides with National Water Week and GWMWater has entered a team to build awareness and raise funds to help people all over the world access clean water.
Teams of all fitness levels and abilities are asked to walk, run or ride for one hour a day for five days and raise funds for vital water, sanitation and hygiene projects throughout Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
Gardening expert, Costa Georgiadis (Costa the Garden Gnome), will launch an online learning festival hosted in conjunction with National Water Week, encouraging Victorians to ‘Explore Your Backyard’.
The week-long festival kicks off on Sunday 17 October, and involves gardening activities, on-demand workshops, tours and live webinars.
GWMWater has teamed up with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and other water organisations from across Victoria to provide the online educational experience.
Lake Fyans is set to receive an upgrade over the warmer months as GWMWater carry out works on the embankment and marina.
Water levels in the reservoir have been slightly lowered to enable completion of the embankment upgrade, which is essential to preserve the integrity of the dam wall and ensure it meets dam safety standards.
In the early stages of the works, GWMWater will also desilt and deepen the marina to provide access for larger boats while the project is underway and into the future.
Water and wastewater customers across the Grampians, Wimmera and Mallee have an opportunity to shape GWMWater’s goals and pricing this week.
GWMWater will host a virtual Customer and Stakeholder Workshop between 9am and 12.30pm on Friday 8 October 2021.
Customers, partners and stakeholders are invited to share information, gather insights and ensure both performance and decision-making are consistent with expectations.
Locals and tourists alike are set to enjoy thriving recreation lakes across the region this summer, after GWMWater committed to top up 16 lakes and weir pools with water from its own reserves.
At its September meeting, GWMWater’s Board committed to supply pipeline recreation lakes for the fourth consecutive year. The commitment was made due to confidence in the resource position with favourable inflows to Grampians storages during winter.
GWMWater was able to make the commitment based on its water resource holdings in both the Grampians and Northern River systems relative to demands on the system.
In addition to securing supply for pipeline-supplied recreation lakes, GWMWater has offered a 2,500 ML recreation supply to top-up Horsham’s Green Lake, funded by Horsham Rural City Council. The transfer will be completed by mid-November.
An innovative recycled water project in Horsham will support agricultural research activities and provide opportunities to expand recycled water use in the municipality.
The Commonwealth Government recently announced support for a Victorian government funding application for a Horsham Agriculture SmartWater and Integrated Water Management Project as part of the National Water Grid construction program.
Producers along the Wimmera River are feeling optimistic following consistent rainfall, resulting in access to surface water allocations.
GWMWater advised more than 40 Wimmera River irrigators that they could access 100% of their surface water allocations this week, after the trigger was reached in July.