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Permanent Water Saving Rules

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

Treatment process

Coagulation, flocculation, dissolved air flotation, filtration, disinfection, pH correction.

Chemicals used in the process

Caustic soda, aluminium chlorohydrate, chlorine.

Water quality

We test the water quality regularly. View the test results

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Rupanyup's Statement of Water Quality for food businesses, if required.

Water supply

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.

Your water is piped to Murtoa through the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline (Supply System 2). The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline replaced 17,500 km of inefficient channels to ensure a more secure and healthy water supply for the region. It supplies water to approximately 9,000 farms and 34 townships.

Your drinking water is treated at the Murtoa Water Treatment Plant and piped to Rupanyup.

Sewerage services

Yes - Pressure Sewer System

Find out how to connect

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Rupanyup Pressure Sewer System - Home Owner's Guide (2.2MB, 4 pages)

Service disruptions

See latest outage and water quality alerts


Check the water supply for... 

Rural Properties Cowangie Hopetoun Minyip Pomonal Ultima
Antwerp Culgoa Horsham Miram Quambatook Underbool
Apsley Dimboola Jeparit Moyston Rainbow Warracknabeal
Ararat Donald Jung Murrayville Rupanyup Watchem
Berriwillock Dooen Kaniva Murtoa Sea Lake Waitchie
Beulah Edenhope Kiata Nandaly Serviceton Walpeup
Birchip Elmhurst Lake Bolac Natimuk Speed Westmere
Brim Glenorchy Lalbert Nhill St Arnaud Wickliffe
Buangor Goroke Lascelles Nullawil Stawell Willaura
Charlton Great Western Lillimur Ouyen Streatham Woomelang
Chillingollah Halls Gap Manangatang Patchewollock Tarranyurk Wycheproof
Chinkapook Harrow Marnoo Pimpinio Tempy Yaapeet




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