Secure dam supply call
Goulburn-Murray Water wants gravity irrigation and domestic and stock
customers to plan for their winter water needs before the end of the season.
The irrigation season ends on May 15 and during the three-month draw-down, GMW cannot
guarantee customers will have access to water from the channel network for domestic, stock
or irrigation purposes due to channel maintenance requirements.
“During the irrigation off-season, we lower and dewater channels to enable the crucial
maintenance of our channel network, including channel remediation, removal of silt and
weeds to improve water delivery during the irrigation season,” GMW Water Delivery Services
general manager Warren Blyth said.
“This means that your channel could be drawn down at any point during the winter period, so
customers will need to make alternative arrangements for water supply during the non-
irrigation period, such as filling their tanks and dams before May 15 to secure their winter