We are pleased to provide Brim, Beulah, Woomelang and Sea Lake customers with safe and reliable drinking water following a change to these town’s water supply.
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GWMWater has achieved White Ribbon accreditation following a year-long campaign working towards the prevention of violence against women.
The White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program recognises organisations who make a commitment to stop violence against women, meeting 15 criteria under three standards to create a safer and more respectful workplace. GWMWater is the second Victorian water corporation and one of only a handful of organisations in the region to achieve the three-year accreditation.
GWMWater is currently discharging water from Willaura Wastewater Treatment Plant to Lake Cockajemmy over the coming weeks.
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The Storage Manager has started a review of the Storage Management Rules for the for the Wimmera-Glenelg headworks system. The rules form the basis for how the system is operated day-to-day to support water security for the region.
The Minister for Water appointed GWMWater as the Storage Manager for Wimmera-Glenelg, however GWMWater is also an entitlement holder. To ensure the independence of the Storage Manager, governance arrangements are in place so that all entitlement holders and other key stakeholders are involved.
A specific governance arrangement has been set up for the purpose of the review which enables the Storage Manager to report directly to the GWMWater Board.
The review aims to improve and refine the current Storage Management Rules and operation of the Wimmera-Glenelg system, taking into consideration any new data, information and operational experience, to better meet the needs of entitlement holders and improve efficiency. This could include both the storage and delivery of water.
Our latest customer newsletter Tapping In - Edition 1 2019/20 (3.5MB, 4 pages) details how to request sponsorship from us for your community event as well as featuring articles on East Grampians Rural Pipeline Project, urban water meter upgrades, Goroke Sewerage Scheme and more.
Enter our competition by 5 pm Friday 25 October, 2019 where six lucky winners will receive $100 off their next water bill. Competition Terms and Conditions
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Goroke Sewerage Scheme
After hearing feedback from Goroke residents about their wastewater collection, we will provide a new sewerage system to enhance the liveability of the town, as well as provide environmental benefits.
We thank our customers for their input at our last three information sessions held in April and May 2019.
Safe drinking water is on its way to Elmhurst, Kaniva, Moyston, and Ultima, with the next phase in water quality improvement scheduled to be completed over the next five years.
Water to these towns is currently either from groundwater (Kaniva), a small local catchment (Elmhurst), a combination of groundwater and water from Mount William Creek (Moyston), or from the Murray River, via the Northern Mallee Pipeline (Ultima).
We recently prepared a report reviewing the take-and-use of groundwater from the Mt Zero borefield over the past five years. This is a requirement under the conditions groundwater of the take and use licence.
Information on the Mt Zero Borefield (346 kB, 2 pages) complete with graphs.
Agriculture Victoria is providing grants through their Drought Infrastructure Grant Program. These grants will assist farm businesses implement on-farm infrastructure (including water infrastructure) to improve dry seasonal conditions management and preparedness. Find out more https://www.ruralfinance.com.au/industry-programs/on-farm-drought-infrastructure-grant.
Regularly check Agriculture Victoria's website for workshops, advice, information and other services available at http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farm-management/drought/dry-seasons-support?utm_source=agriculture-vic-gov-au&utm_medium=vanity-url-301ssredirect&utm_content=dryseasons&utm_campaign=agriculture.
We are committed to providing respectful and confidential assistance to customers who are impacted by family violence.
Our Family Violence Policy (75kB, 3 pages) provides the framework which informs our decisions and the actions taken in dealing with customers experiencing family violence. It also provides information on the assistance that is available to those who are affected.
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