Seasonal change to water supplies

Barwon Water is now accessing water from its Moorabool system reservoirs.

As is normal practice at this time of year, customers in Geelong’s northern suburbs and parts of Golden Plains Shire switch supply sources.

Bannockburn, Teesdale and Inverleigh switch entirely to the Moorabool system and suburbs in some parts of Geelong receive a blend of water from the Barwon and Moorabool catchments.

Surface water storages are balanced during the warmer months. This means some areas rely more on water from catchments in the Moorabool system, rather than catchments in the Otways, to the west and, this year, the Melbourne to Geelong pipeline.

The activation of the Moorabool system will see the Melbourne to Geelong pipeline, which has been supplementing supplies in northern Geelong since April, turned off. The pipeline remains an ‘insurance policy’ against future drought.

Some customers may notice a change in the taste of their water as a result of the change to the Moorabool system.

All water supplied is 100% safe and compliant with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.


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