Lower Murray Water advise customers in the Mildura, Merbein and Irymple townships that water supply emergency use restrictions are imposed, effective immediately, until further notice.

Water may only be used for internal domestic use and is safe for this purpose. No external use is permitted for town drinking water in Mildura, Merbein and Irymple townships.  This includes automatic sprinklers which must be turned off during this emergency restriction period. Swimming pools are prohibited from being topped up via automatic or manual means during the emergency restriction period.

Extremely poor source water quality in the Murray River at these locations has the potential to impact on the ability to meet demand for town water supplies. Lower Murray Water recognises the inconvenience this may place on customers however by restricting water use now, the ability to maintain storage levels during forecast high temperatures in the coming days will be enhanced.

Lower Murray Water crews are working around the clock and community support of these restrictions is critical to ensure the existing drinking water supplies are managed.  Regular updates will be provided via the Lower Murray Water website, social media channels, radio, print and television channels.

Managing Director, Anthony Couroupis said that, “Supplying our customers with safe drinking water and maintaining critical drinking water supplies remain our priority commitments and we thank customers for their cooperation.”

For further information please visit our website www.lmw.vic.gov.au or contact 03 5051 3400.