Don't litter over summer
Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has urged people 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. The storage
facilities attract families and large groups during summer months who enjoy fishing, boating
and passive recreational activities,” she said.
“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.”