Goulburn-Murray Water (G-MW) has removed the warning for blue-green algae at Lake Eppalock following a significant decline in algae levels.
While blue-green algae is still present, water quality monitoring and visual inspections over the past week have revealed that the blue-green algae is no longer at levels considered unsafe for recreation.
The warning for blue-green algae was initially issued on 25 January 2012 and now levels have declined warning signs around Lake Eppalock will be removed.
G‑MW will continue to conduct regular water quality monitoring and observations throughout the year. If blue-green algae reach levels deemed unsafe by national health guidelines, G-MW will issue a blue-green algae warning. All updates are published at www.g-mwater.com.au/bluegreenalgae-alert.
Water users and customers are advised to remain vigilant for signs of blue-green algae in all lakes, waterways and in the irrigation system, as there may be isolated patches present. Suspected blooms can be reported to the blue-green algae hotline on (03) 5826 3785.
Water users are reminded that all water supplied by G-MW is unfit for human consumption, directly or indirectly, without first being properly treated.
For further information and blue-green algae updates visit the G-MW blue-green algae webpage at www.g-mwater.com.au/bluegreenalgae-alert or phone the blue-green algae hotline on (03) 5826 3785.
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