Domestic and stock customers: fill your dams

Thursday 15 April, 2021

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is reminding domestic and stock customers to fill their dam ahead of the irrigation shutdown period, which takes place from Saturday 15 May to Saturday 14 August 2021.

The irrigation shutdown period takes place for the same period each year, with GMW construction and field services teams conducting maintenance and construction activities across the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID).

GMW Manager Water Delivery Services Warren Blyth said GMW does not guarantee access to water from the irrigation network for domestic and stock purposes during the irrigation season shutdown period due to winter maintenance and works requirements.

“During this year’s shutdown period, we will be lowering more channels than we have previously to enable the crucial maintenance of our channel network,” Mr Blyth said.

“This will include the repairing of damaged banks and also the maintenance of weeds and silt which are impacting the delivery of water during the irrigation season.

“We ask customers who rely on domestic and stock supply from the GMW channel network to fill their dam ahead of the irrigation season shutdown period.”

This year, GMW’s Winter Works includes a capital works program valued at $8 million.

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