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Where your water comes from

We use a number of water sources to supply customers.

Having access to multiple sources ensures we can meet demand, cater for a growing population and manage water supplies when inflows are low.

The below table shows the available and current water sources for each town that Western Water services. It is subject to change at any time.

Town

Available sources

Current source
Last change

Bacchus Marsh & Darley

 

Merrimu Reservoir

Djerriwarrh Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Merrimu Reservoir

 

April 2017

Bulla

 

Rosslynne Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Melbourne supply system

 

May 2016

 

Diggers Rest

 

Rosslynne Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Melbourne supply system

 

May 2016

 

Gisborne, New Gisborne and Gisborne South

 

Rosslynne Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Melbourne supply system

 

May 2018

 

Lancefield*

 

Lancefield surface water (Garden Hut Reservoir, Lancefield Basin)

Lancefield ground water (local bores)

Local surface water (Rosslynne Reservoir, Romsey surface water)

Melbourne supply system

Local surface water

June 2018

Macedon and Mount Macedon

 

Rosslynne Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Melbourne supply system

 

 

May 2018

 

Melton and Melton South

 

Merrimu Reservoir

Djerriwarrh Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Melbourne supply system

 

June 2016

 

Myrniong*

 

Pykes Creek Reservoir


Pykes Creek Reservoir

 

N/A

 

Riddells Creek

 

Rosslynne Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Melbourne supply system

 

May 2018

 

Rockbank

 

Merrimu Reservoir

Djerriwarrh Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Melbourne supply system

 

June 2016

 

Romsey*

 

Romsey surface water (Kerrie Reservoir, Wright Reservoir)

Romsey ground water (local bore)

Rosslynne Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Romsey surface water

Romsey ground water

June 2018

 

Sunbury

 

Rosslynne Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Melbourne supply system

 

May 2016

 

Woodend*

 

Woodend system (Campaspe Reservoir, Graham Brock Reservoir, Reservoir C and Mount Macedon reservoirs)

Rosslynne Reservoir

Melbourne supply system

Woodend system

 

April 2018

 

 

* These towns only receive fluoridated water when supplied with water from outside their normal water source. For example, in times of drought water may come from Melbourne or be brought in from other sources. The long term levels of fluoride during these times are below what is expected from a normal fluoridated water supply. For more information about fluoride, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website or call their hotline on 1800 651 723.

 

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