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NEW WATER TANK TO SUPPLY SWAN HILL COMMUNITY

A new 5 megalitre concrete water storage tank has been constructed in Swan Hill to provide additional storage and increased … Continue reading "NEW WATER TANK TO SUPPLY SWAN HILL COMMUNITY"

Pipework at Mildura Irrigation Pump Station

To ensure reliability and continued service throughout the peak summer months, LMW is replacing sections of pipework at our Mildura … Continue reading "Pipework at Mildura Irrigation Pump Station"

Green light for water efficiency project welcomed

Lower Murray Water (LMW) has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to the LMW Water Efficiency Project to continue to modernise … Continue reading "Green light for water efficiency project welcomed"

Koorlong Woodlot

KOORLONG WOODLOT Expressions of interest are invited for the safe removal of all wood remaining at the Koorlong Wastewater Treatment … Continue reading “Koorlong Woodlot”

Fish Relocation

We worked in collaboration with a range of agencies to rescue over hundred native fish from LMW’s irrigation channels.  Partnering … Continue reading “Fish Relocation”

Blue-green algal red alert issued for Hattah Lakes

A red alert for high levels of blue-green algae has been issued for Hattah Lakes by Parks Victoria. A red … Continue reading "Blue-green algal red alert issued for Hattah Lakes"

LMW and GMW ramp up water theft enforcement

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) and Lower Murray Water (LMW) are renewing their focus on the prevention, detection and enforcement of water … Continue reading "LMW and GMW ramp up water theft enforcement"

Have your say on the proposed Water Efficiency Project

We need your feedback on the proposed LMW Water Efficiency Project.   LMW is seeking funding from the Federal Government … Continue reading "Have your say on the proposed Water Efficiency Project"

Psyche Bend Lagoon flushing

Psyche Bend Lagoon flushing LMW is currently flushing the Psyche Bend Lagoon to help keep salt out of the Murray … Continue reading "Psyche Bend Lagoon flushing"

GET READY TO EXPLORE YOUR BACKYARD THIS NATIONAL WATER WEEK

Lower Murray Water has teamed up with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and water organisations from around … Continue reading "GET READY TO EXPLORE YOUR BACKYARD THIS NATIONAL WATER WEEK"

NEW CHAIR AND DIRECTORS FOR LMW

Red alert warnings have been issued for the lower Murray River at Red Cliffs, Buronga, and downstream below Mildura red alerts are in place at Merbein, Curlwaa, Wentworth, and Fort Courage.

Urban Water Strategy

Red alert warnings have been issued for the lower Murray River at Red Cliffs, Buronga, and downstream below Mildura red alerts are in place at Merbein, Curlwaa, Wentworth, and Fort Courage.

Part 6 Operator

Red alert warnings have been issued for the lower Murray River at Red Cliffs, Buronga, and downstream below Mildura red alerts are in place at Merbein, Curlwaa, Wentworth, and Fort Courage.

In The Pipeline – June 2021

June 2021 The latest Newsletter is available!In this edition: 20/21 Tariffs and Charges Urban Water Strategy Water Plan 5 Mildura … Continue reading "In The Pipeline – June 2021"

Reductions in Tariffs and Charges for 2021/22

Red alert warnings have been issued for the lower Murray River at Red Cliffs, Buronga, and downstream below Mildura red alerts are in place at Merbein, Curlwaa, Wentworth, and Fort Courage.

Blue-green algae red alert update for the lower Murray River

Red alert warnings have been issued for the lower Murray River at Red Cliffs, Buronga, and downstream below Mildura red alerts are in place at Merbein, Curlwaa, Wentworth, and Fort Courage.

Trade rules to protect environment and irrigators

The Andrews Labor Government is consulting the community to manage delivery risks for Victorian irrigators and help protect our rivers from unseasonal high flows.

Fight against salinity pays off for Mallee irrigators

Victoria’s work to manage salinity is starting to pay off for Mallee irrigators with the annual salinity impact charge on irrigation falling by 24 per cent in 2021, saving irrigators up to $2,500 a year.

Offices to reopen for face-to-face service

As coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions ease in Victoria, we are pleased to reopen our offices to the public from 8:30am Monday 4 January 2021.

Giving back this Christmas

It’s been a challenging year and with the festive season upon us, we were pleased to present three local organisations with donations from our annual Mildura office staff charity fund, to help make Christmas a little brighter for those in need.

Supporting diversity and inclusion at LMW

Workplace diversity and inclusion is not only a strategic focus for our organisation, it is something we are passionate about.

Preparing for blue-green algae in our region

As we head into another hot summer, Lower Murray Water (LMW) is undertaking routine monitoring for the presence of blue-green algae (BGA) to continue to provide safe drinking water and keep customers and the community informed.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

While things looked a little different for NAIDOC Week in 2020, we were proud to acknowledge and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Zero tolerance on water theft

In September 2020, Victorian Minister for Water Lisa Neville announced she had accepted recommendations from an independent review into water theft compliance measures, providing a boost to water market transparency by adopting a zero-tolerance approach to water theft.

Joining forces for the future of irrigation

In May this year, the Lower Murray Water (LMW) Infrastructure Services Team launched a strategic project to develop a robust, transparent process that will determine the priorities and guide decision-making on future infrastructure investment in our irrigation business.

National Water Week Poster Competition winners

Congratulations to the regional and state winners of this year’s National Water Week Poster Competition!

Improving irrigation efficiency for our customers

Our Projects Team recently replaced nearly 2,000 metres of irrigation pipe across six irrigation lines in the Mildura and Merbein districts.

Collaborating with our customers

We are committed to effective engagement to strengthen the relationships with our customers, communities and partners. Did you know one of the ways we engage with our customers is through our customer committees?

Works at Koorlong Recycled Water Storage Facility now complete

As part of the Lower Murray Water (LMW) Water Plan 4 Capital Works Program, construction of the Koorlong Recycled Water Storage Facility commenced earlier this year and is now complete.

Mildura claims best tasting tap water in Victoria

We were thrilled with the announcement the Mildura Water Treatment Plant had been awarded the 2020 IXOM Best Tasting Tap Water in Victoria, by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia on Wednesday 14 October.

Virtual Growers’ Conference a success

Lower Murray Water (LMW) was pleased to host the 2020 Growers’ Conference via Zoom Webinar on Tuesday 20 October.

Supporting our customers through hardship

We understand the significant financial strain some individuals, families and businesses may be experiencing, and we are committed to supporting our customers during this challenging time.

ZERO TOLERANCE TO WATER THEFT IN VICTORIA

The Victorian Government is continuing to lead the way in water compliance and management – strengthening the state’s zero-tolerance approach to water theft to ensure a level playing field for all water users.

STAGE 1 WATER RESTRICTIONS LIFTED – RETURN TO PERMANENT WATER SAVING RULES

Permanent Water Saving Rules as per Lower Murray Water’s Permanent Water Saving Plan will apply until further notice.

ZERO TOLERANCE OF UNAUTHORISED WATER TAKE IN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a level playing field for all water users in northern Victoria, with a renewed focus on compliance.

MANAGING WATER QUALITY AS DARLING MEETS MURRAY

River Murray communities between Euston and Lock 7 near the South Australian border are advised that flows and river heights are expected to vary over the next two to three weeks.

COVID-19 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

As part of our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Lower Murray Water (LMW) is implementing additional precautions.

HOW TO USE THE ‘WHERE CAN I TRADE?’ TOOL

The Victorian Government is committed to improving water market transparency and making our information more available and accessible than ever before.

JOIN IN CONSERVATION EFFORT

With warmer weather approaching soon it’s important for customers to follow the Permanent Water Saving Rules when using water in the garden and at home.

ON-FARM WATER PLANNING AVOIDS A DRY ARGUMENT

Livestock producers are being encouraged to assess how much on-farm stock water they have and how long it will last as we head into spring and summer.

DIVERSE SKILLS RECOGNISED THROUGH NEW BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Board appointments have been announced across the state for Victoria’s water corporations by Minister for Water Lisa Neville.

WATER CONSERVATION NEEDED DURING DRY TIMES

With warmer weather approaching soon it’s important for customers to follow the Permanent Water Saving Rules when using water in the garden and at home.

MINISTER TAKES CONTROL OF LOWER MURRAY WATER EXTRACTION

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting the environment and water entitlement holders against the negative impacts of increasing water extractions below the Barmah Choke with a new licence review process.

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR APPOINTED FOR LMW

The Board of Lower Murray Water (LMW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Couroupis as its new Managing Director.

NEW DEAL TO REDUCE EMISSIONS AND KEEP WATER AFFORDABLE

Victoria’s water industry will lead Australia with a new renewable energy deal that will slash greenhouse gas emissions and keep Victorian water bills down.

WATER SECTOR SIGNS INNOVATIVE ENERGY DEAL

Lower Murray Water will join 12 other leading Victorian water corporations in a new energy joint venture that will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintain affordable water bills for customers.