Safe water assured during seasonal algae bloom

Safe drinking water is assured for residents despite a seasonal bloom of non-toxic algae at Candowie Reservoir. Read more…

Westernport Water’s Managing Director Murray Jackson said “we are following proven treatment processes to control the algae bloom and are utilising San Remo Basin reserves while Candowie Reservoir is undergoing treatment”.
“Some people have reported a difference in the taste and smell of the water, but we assure you it’s only temporary and is completely safe to drink.
“We apologise for any inconvenience and trust our customers will understand we are doing everything we can to reduce the impact to our customers.
Mr Jackson said that algal blooms are a sign of a healthy water system and occur seasonally particularly in warm, humid weather.
Customer who wish to speak with one of Westernport Water’s customer service representatives may do so by calling 1300 720 711.
Water quality enquiries should be directed to Westernport Water’s – Water Quality Officer Jake Weir on 59564189 or Regular updates will be posted on the Corporations website