Current water restrictions
Safe to drink?
The water is safe for drinking. It is filtered and disinfected to meet the strict guidelines for safe drinking water. It can be used for drinking, cooking, making ice, cleaning your teeth and for showering or bathing.
Drinking water treatment
Microfiltration, disinfection, pH correction.
Chemicals used in the process
Sulphuric acid, polyaluminium chloride, caustic soda, chlorine.
We test the water quality regularly. View the test results
Statement of Water Quality for food businesses, if required.
Your water comes from the Grampians Headworks Storages. The "headworks" is the area in and around the Grampians ranges and Wimmera River. It includes 11 reservoirs and diversion weirs and the streams and channels connecting them.
GWMWater maintains the infrastructure of the headworks, while the independent Storage Manager manages the water resources.
Yes - Pressure Sewer System
Great Western Pressure Sewer System Home Owner's Guide (1.8MB, 4 pages)