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E.coli River Water Reports

Escherichia coli, commonly referred to as E.coli, is a member of a group of organisms known as coliforms, which are a common bacteria found in the digestive system of humans and animals.

It’s presence in water indicates faecal contamination and may indicate the possible presence of disease-causing pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

The Murray River is the source water used by all Lower Murray Water localities, with the exception of Kerang and Murrabit.

At Kerang there are three water source options to choose from, water piped from the Murray River at Koondrook, an irrigation channel operated by Goulburn Murray Water, and the Loddon River.

At Murrabit the water can be sourced directly from the Murray River or from a Goulburn Murray Water irrigation channel which fills into an onsite 6ML earthen dam.

If you would like to access previous E.coli reports, contact us or send an email to Glenda.Kelly@lmw.vic.gov.au