Blue Green Algae
Levels of BGA in the Red Cliffs, Mildura and Merbein irrigation districts and in the Karadoc, Nangiloc and Yelta areas have decreased greatly. We are now advising customers to fill their stock and domestic tanks now. However, the ongoing hot temperatures mean we are continuing to be alert for levels increasing again. Urban, treated water drinking supplies remain safe for use at any time.
The Murray River Red Alert remains in place from Karadoc through to Lock 9 until further sampling shows two results below red alert levels. 23/01/2019. Sampling is continuing daily.
We are continuing to monitoring fluctuating levels of Blue-green algae in the River from Red Cliffs through to Lake Cullulleraine. 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.
The monitoring of the Murray River for BGA is undertaken by staff from the New South Wales Department of Environment and Water and is reported back through the Sunraysia Regional Algal Coordination Committee.
We also monitor the raw water entering our water treatment plants.
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.
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 call our office on 03 50513 400.