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Water Safety

We ask all members of the community not to swim in our irrigation channels or drink any water supplied by us.

Southern Rural Water distributes water to irrigators through automated channel networks. The volume of water flowing in these channels is regulated by a series of automated doors and gates that can open or close at any time, causing danger for swimmers.

Our channels are not for swimming. Please visit one of our recreational facilities or the local pool and follow safe swimming rules.

Water from any source managed by us is untreated water for domestic and stock or irrigation use only. It should not be used for human consumption without first being properly treated.

Southern Rural Water acknowledges and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters on which we work and live, and we respect their deep and ongoing connection to Country. For more about the First Nations peoples on whose Country we work, click here.