We monitor levels of Blue-green algae in the River within our service region. Rural customers can register to receive SMS update alerts by contacting our office.
We are a convening agency within the region for Blue Green Algae (BGA) monitoring and reporting.
Broader monitoring of the Murray River for BGA is undertaken by staff from Water New South Wales and reported back through the Sunraysia Regional Algal Coordination Committee.
We also monitor the raw water entering our water treatment plants. Blue-green algae is treated in urban water treatment plants and urban supplies are safe to drink. Rural water supplies are untreated and not suitable for drinking at any time.
See below information on sourcing drinking water for your tanks.
Lower Murray Water Rural Charter – Your Rights and Obligations Rural Water Supply Quality
We will endeavour to supply water to Customers at a quality that is at least the same as the source water from where it is taken (Murray River).
LMW will monitor water quality and endeavour to inform Customers of changes in water quality which are likely to impact on the purposes for which water is used by Customers.
We recommend that Customers provide adequate storage for 6 weeks’ normal use in irrigation or Rural districts. Customers should be aware that this is raw river water that is untreated and River conditions, including Blue Green Algae and Black Water events may render water unsuitable for use for a considerable period of time.
Water Carters: Mildura region
- Danco – M: 0418 502 656
- Richardson Bros – M: 0419 359 561
Water Carters: Robinvale
Water carter available in the Robinvale area to deliver to your property are:
- Marcovic Management – Ken Hensgen- M:0409 806 101
Water Carters: Swan Hill & Boundary Bend
Contact local carters in the Swan Hill area:
- Northvic Water Supplies – Ron Thompson: 0418 500 890
- Swan Hill Water Carriers – Clive Power: 0428 322 823
- PJ Fitzgerald (Piangil) – Peter Fitzgerald: 0428 261 956
Potable water standpipe: Mildura and Swan Hill areas
Access to potable water standpipes is available via a registered water carter. If you require water please contact a water carter in your area.
Utility Relief Grant Scheme – Water Carting Costs
The application forms for the Utility Relief Grant Scheme (non-mains can be obtained by calling 1800 658 521
SMS UPDATES TO CUSTOMERS:
To register please by calling our office on 03 5051 3400 or visiting WaterNow (water ordering platform).