Coliban Water will commence carting water to Mysia this Thursday (26 November) after increased levels of Blue Green Algae (BGA) were detected in the town’s raw water supply.
Urban Services Manager Carl Oliver said the algal bloom was detected through routine sampling of the raw water supply which had resulted in poor raw water quality.
The Mysia township has approximately ten property connections from Coliban Water which are supplied with untreated water (non-potable). It is deemed not suitable for drinking or cooking purposes. Customers are being advised of the water quality issue.
“We’re carting water to Mysia during this time so that we can isolate the raw water basin while BGA is present. This will continue until the raw water quality improves again.”
“However, it’s important to remember that this remains a non-potable source of water, and therefore still not suitable for drinking or cooking purposes.”
Water quality testing has been increased to monitor the situation closely. A number of other towns supplied with raw water from the Goulburn system are also being monitored, with water carting commencing for Mitiamo last week.
“The occurrence of BGA is a seasonal issue and has the potential to be ongoing throughout the warmer months, so customers should be aware of this, and that carting may continue for a period of time,” Mr Oliver said.
“We will continue to keep customers updated on the water quality and carting arrangements for the town’s water supply,” Mr Oliver said.
For further information, please call our Customer Support Team on 1300 363 200.Last updated on 24 Nov 2020