Drinking water on tap in Mallee towns
Communities in the southern Mallee towns of Brim, Beulah, Woomelang and Sea Lake have access to fully treated drinking water at the tap.
Gwmwater has upgraded supply for each of the towns with water from Lake Bellfield piped to Warracknabeal Water Treatment Plant.
Managing director Mark Williams said providing drinking water to the four towns formed part of Gwmwater’s commitment to continue to meet the needs of the community.
“A drinking-water supply is important to maintaining the quality of life in our communities,” he said.
“The change in supply arrangements for each town has enabled us to ensure the water consistently meets Victorian Safe Drinking Water Regulations.
“For Brim, Beulah and Woomelang, residents
no longer need to rely on their rainwater tanks or packaged water for drinking and food preparation.
“Although Sea Lake had a partially treated supply sourced from the Murray River, the consistency of supply was impacted by natural events such as blue green algae.”
The project included the installation of 130 kilometres of pipeline, seven clear-water storage tanks, four new pump stations, three chlorinator upgrades and one new chlorinator.
Mr Williams thanked residents for their patience during the work program and said they would be invited to attend community celebrations in coming months after confirmation of details.
People seeking more information about water quality and water supply for towns in Gwmwater’s service area and projects underway can visit website gwmwater.org.au/our-water-supply.