19 March 2020
As part of planned upgrade works being carried out to our network, Western Water is changing the water supply in some towns in our service region, including Romsey and Lancefield.
These upgrade works will improve the longevity of our assets and ensure water supply security into the future.
Further changes are forecast throughout the year. We will keep you informed when these occur.
Romsey and Lancefield will soon have water from the Melbourne system blended with their local water supplies.
What will I notice when the supply changes?
Some customers may notice a change to the taste and smell of their water.
The water supplied will continue to meet the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines for health and safety.
Unlike Romsey and Lancefield’s local water supply, water from the Melbourne system is fluoridated, in line with Department of Health and Human Services requirements.
Why does the water supply change?
Western Water uses a number of water sources to ensure a secure water supply for customers.
Typically, Western Water supplies Romsey and Lancefield with water from local sources. However, during drier times or times of high demand, we can supplement this supply with water from Rosslynne Reservoir or Melbourne.
From time to time, we may also need to change supply when upgrade works are being carried out, or when weather conditions increase demand.
How can I reduce my water use?
Target 155 is a voluntary water conservation program to encourage customers to use 155 litres of water or less per person per day. Find out more and see our tips for reducing water use.
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