Mansfield Courier

GMW issues advice to inspect hazardous dams

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GOULBURN-Murray Water (GMW) is advising customers to inspect and monitor hazardous dams on their properties following the local earthquake­s on Wednesday, September 22.

They should look out for any unusual signs of leaks or wall cracks.

If you are unsure, seek the services of a suitably qualified engineer.

GMW water delivery services general manager Warren Blyth said the precaution­ary measures were in line with customers’ Dam Safety Emergency Plan/s and Dam Safety Surveillan­ce Plan/s.

A potentiall­y hazardous dam is any dam on a waterway or a dam as described under Section 67 (1A) of the Water Act 1989 that:

Ƕ # . 2 '' ƪ( *- (*- *1 ground level downstream of the

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more;

Ƕ # . 2 '' Ʀƥ( *- (*- *1

ground level downstream of the

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more;

Ƕ # . 2 '' Ʀƪ( *- (*- *1

ground level downstream of the dam, regardless of the capacity; or

Ƕ '*)". /* +- . -$ ' .. *!

dams.

Customers’ existing licence document will indicate if their dam is on or off a waterway.

The Department of Environmen­t, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has produced booklets, ‘Your dam your responsibi­lity’ and ‘Dam safety emergency plan’, to help farm dam owners understand their responsibi­lities for operating and maintainin­g dams on their properties.

 ?? ?? HAZARDOUS: Goulburn-Murray Water is advising customers to inspect their dams for any unusual signs of leaks or wall cracks following the recent earthquake­s.
HAZARDOUS: Goulburn-Murray Water is advising customers to inspect their dams for any unusual signs of leaks or wall cracks following the recent earthquake­s.

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