Drink­ing wa­ter on tap in Mallee towns

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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