With the end of the irrigation season less than a fortnight away, Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is reminding domestic and stock customers to fill their dam ahead of the winter shutdown.
The irrigation shutdown period takes place from Saturday 15 May to Saturday 14 August 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.
“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,” Mr Blyth said.
“Maintenance on our channel network 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.”
This year, GMW’s winter works includes a capital works program valued at $8 million.