Great water report for 130 farms

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

GROUND­WA­TER li­cence hold­ers who are based in the Lower Cam­paspe Val­ley Water Sup­ply Pro­tec­tion Area have re­ceived a 100 per cent al­lo­ca­tion for the new 2018/19 sea­son.

Goul­burn-Murray Water cus­tomer op­er­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Scott Bar­ber said that this was good news that would be well re­ceived by more than 130 Lower Cam­paspe Val­ley li­censed ground­wa­ter users who rely on the re­source.

‘‘Our cus­tomers are able to use up to 100 per cent of their en­ti­tle­ment,’’ he said.

‘‘Sea­sonal ground­wa­ter re­cov­ery lev­els in the Lower Cam­paspe Val­ley were sim­i­lar to pre­vi­ous years, which have kept the re­source in a rea­son­able con­di­tion.

‘‘This pro­vides cer­tainty to cus­tomers re­ly­ing on al­lo­ca­tions for the 2018/19 ir­ri­ga­tion sea­son.’’

The Lower Cam­paspe Val­ley Water Sup­ply Pro­tec­tion Area ex­tends from Lake Ep­palock in the south to the Murray River in the north and in­cor­po­rates the towns of Axedale, Goornong, El­more, Lock­ing­ton, Rochester and Echuca.

The al­lo­ca­tions have been de­ter­mined in ac­cor­dance with the Lower Cam­paspe Val­ley Water Sup­ply Pro­tec­tion Area Ground­wa­ter Man­age­ment Plan.

For more in­for­ma­tion or for a copy of the man­age­ment plan visit ifgmwa­ or phone GMW’s Cus­tomer Ser­vice Cen­tre on 1800 013 357.

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