Water Quality

Water Quality

Goulburn-Murray Water provides a raw water product to our customers and does not provide treatment services. As the water is untreated, the open nature of the water storage and supply systems means that Goulburn-Murray Water cannot guarantee any particular quality of water.

Water supplied by Goulburn-Murray Water is  not suitable for drinking without first being properly treated.

Goulburn-Murray Water is responsible for the management of blue-green algae in its storages and irrigation areas. Goulburn-Murray Water undertakes regular basic water quality monitoring within its storages and supply systems.

Within Goulburn-Murray Water’s area of operation the quality of the water can vary significantly both between locations and over time. Goulburn-Murray Water works in partnership with landholders and other catchment partners to manage ongoing and emerging water quality issues.  Catchment partners include Catchment Management Authorities ( North East, opens in a new window, Goulburn Broken, opens in a new window and North Central, opens in a new window), Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning, opens in a new window, Department of Economic, Jobs, Transport and Resources, opens in a new window, Parks Victoria, opens in a new window and local government, opens in a new window.

Under the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 Goulburn-Murray Water is responsible for managing risks to water quality from the catchment to an urban water corporations' town offtake.