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We work hard to provide as many of our customers as possible with access to safe, high-quality drinking water that consistently meets consumer and regulatory requirements in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 and the Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2015. The Department of Health administer the implemention of these standards across Victoria.

Our region has 19 water treatment plants that supply treated water to 92 percent of our urban customers.

  • Drinking water is safe for human consumption. It can be used for drinking, cooking, making ice, cleaning your teeth and for showering or bathing. Drinking water is filtered and disinfected to meet the strict guidelines for safe drinking water.
  • Non-drinking water isn't disinfected and isn't intended for human consumption. You can still use this water for household activities though, such as watering gardens, flushing toilets, irrigation and laundry purposes. You can also use it for showering or bathing, as long as you're careful to avoid swallowing the water.  Read more about living with an untreated water supply here and view our Adobe PDF file icon 24x24Untreated Water Supply Notice.

You may be interested in reading about Guidelines for private drinking water supplies at commercial and community facilities.

Check your town's water services

GWMWater is a water supplier within the terms of the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003, which provides a legislative framework for assuring drinking water quality in Victoria. Click on your town in the table below to see if your water is safe to drink and view other information relating to your town.

Drinking water towns

Ararat Jeparit Sea Lake
Beulah Lake Bolac St Arnaud
Birchip Manangatang Stawell
Brim Minyip Ultima
Charlton Murtoa Underbool
Dimboola Natimuk Warracknabeal
Donald Nhill Willaura
Edenhope Ouyen Woomelang
Great Western Pomonal Wycheproof
Halls Gap Quambatook  
Hopetoun Rainbow  
Horsham Rupanyup  

Non-drinking water towns

Antwerp Jung Pimpinio
Apsley Kaniva Serviceton
Berriwillock Kiata Speed
Buangor Lalbert Streatham
Chillingollah Lascelles Tarranyurk
Chinkapook Lillimur Tempy
Cowangie Marnoo Waitchie
Culgoa Miram Walpeup
Dooen Moyston Watchem
Elmhurst Murrayville Westmere
Glenorchy Nandaly Wickliffe
Goroke Nullawil Yaapeet
Harrow Patchewollock  


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Drinking water quality test results

GWMWater tests drinking water regularly to ensure it's safe for drinking.

See our drinking water quality test results


Living with an untreated water supply

Learn more about living with an untreated water supply here or contact us to talk to our Water Quality Team.




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