Blue Green Algae – Green Status - Piangil Pump Station - Rural customers in surrounding area including Manangatang township
Last updated: 12.30 pm, 30 January 2020
Piangil Pump Station
Blue green algae warning
Reason: Blue Green Algae - Green Status
Starting: 12.30 pm, 30 January 2020
GREEN STATUS current as at 30 January 2020, 12.30 pm
Further laboratory testing of water samples show a reduction in Blue Green Algae levels at the Piangil Pump Station on the Murray River.
Manangatang customers may now return to normal outside water use practices in-line with the Statewide Permanent Water Saving Rules. For more information on these Rules visit www.gwmwater.org.au/PWSR.
Rural customers may resume normal on-farm practices for domestic and stock purposes. This includes ensuring that water tanks are full and properties continue to have three days on-farm storage in case of future Blue Green Algae alerts being issued. We remind customers that rural pipeline stock and domestic water supplies are not fit for human consumption.
We will continue to monitor the Piangil Pump Station offtake at the Murray River over the coming months as there is fluctuation in Blue Green Algae levels. There may be a possibility of further alerts being issued and we will advise customers through our website, social media and SMS messaging.
For information on our 3-step scale to alert customers of Blue Green Algae levels please visit our website at www.gwmwater.org.au/bga.