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Lancefield water supply update

4 April 2017

All of Lancefield’s drinking water will be supplied from reservoirs in the Macedon Ranges water supply network, after a short period over summer when supplies were topped up with bore water.

Western Water added up to 30% local bore water to Lancefield’s water supply over February and March. This has been a standard approach during summer over many years, designed to make the most of local water supplies.

Now that summer has ended, 100% of the town’s drinking water will come from the wider Macedon Ranges drinking water network, via the Lancefield-Romsey pipeline.

The Macedon Ranges water supply network is usually supplied by Gisborne’s Rosslynne Reservoir, but is also connected to the Melbourne water grid.

This allows Western Water to top up water supplies when water use is high over summer, during times of drought or during fires.

Lancefield customers can help conserve water by limiting their water use to 155 litres per person per day or less. To find out more about the Victorian Government’s Target 155 campaign, and get water-saving tips, click here.

Western Water will continue to monitor reservoir levels and water usage in Lancefield, and adjust the supply system as needed.

All drinking water supplied by Western Water is treated to meet the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and is safe and healthy to drink.


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