Visitors urged to keep water storages litter free

Friday 17 December, 2021

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is urging visitors to follow its “carry-in carry-out” policy on rubbish during the busy summer holiday period.

No rubbish services are available in GMW-managed recreation and foreshore areas, making it crucial people carry out any rubbish they bring in with them.

GMW Mid-Goulburn Storage manager Paul Borbely said littering could be detrimental to the health of waterways.

“Many of GMW’s water storages are appreciated for diverse flora and fauna," he said.

The storage facilities attract families and large groups during summer months who enjoy fishing, boating and passive recreational activities.

“We urge everybody to be considerate of other visitors and the environment by carrying out any rubbish they carry in.

“When left on exposed lakebed or banks, rubbish can blow into the water or nearby plant life, affecting water quality as well as creating environmental and safety issues. So to ensure our storages remain great places to visit, it is important everyone does their bit.”

For more information about recreation at GMW storages, as well as GMW’s recreational bylaws, head to