Lower Murray Water logoLower Murray Water is one of the few hybrid water businesses in Victoria. It delivers urban water services for residential and non-residential customers, and rural water services for irrigators, private diverters and the Mallee Catchment Management Authority.

Lower Murray Water provides services to around 74,000 urban residents, 4,700 irrigation customers and several hundred private diverters. It is the most remote water corporation from Melbourne, servicing an area from Kerang to the South Australian Border along the Murray River.

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14,635 km2

Service Area

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74,000

Population Served

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$69.3m

Annual Revenue

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186

Employees

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33,719

89% residential
Urban Customers

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19.2b litres

77% residential
Drinking Water Supplied

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7,043

Rural Customers

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539b litres

Rural Water Supplied

Aboriginal acknowledgement

The management and staff at Lower Murray Water proudly acknowledge the traditional owners; the Barapa Barapa Peoples, the Wamba Wamba Peoples, the Wadi Wadi Peoples, the Tatti Tatti Peoples, the Latji Latji Peoples, the Nyeri Nyeri Peoples and the Werigia Peoples and respect their connection to both their land and waterways. The land and water are to be respected and nurtured, to be in keeping with these First Nations Peoples.

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Service area

Local government areas served by Lower Murray Water include:

  • Swan Hill
  • Gunnawarra
  • Mildura

Stylised map of service area, contact Lower Murray Water for more information (03) 5051 3400

Note: This map is indicative only. Please contact Lower Murray Water for more accurate service area information. You can also use our interactive map to check whether your location is serviced by Lower Murray Water.

Stylised map of service area, contact Lower Murray Water for more information (03) 5051 3400

Note: This map is indicative only. Please contact Lower Murray Water for more accurate service area information. You can also use our interactive map to check whether your location is serviced by Lower Murray Water.

Drinking water sources

Lower Murray Water manages 16 water supply systems. Most of the drinking water it treats is drawn directly from the Murray River. The only exception is in the township of Kerang, where additional water may be sourced from the Loddon River or from an irrigation channel operated by Goulburn-Murray Water.

More detailed information about drinking water sources can be found in Lower Murray Water’s latest Annual Water Quality Report.

Assets at a glance

Lower Murray Water operates and maintains a range of assets, including the following water and sewerage infrastructure.

9
water treatment plants
10
wastewater treatment plants
697
km of irrigation channels and pipelines
15
rural pumping stations
38
water pumping stations
113
sewerage pumping stations
962
km of water mains
647
km of sewer mains

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for Lower Murray Water’s strategic planning and is accountable to the Victorian Minister for Water for the corporation’s performance. The Board is supported and advised by the Executive, who oversee the corporation’s day-to-day management under the leadership of the Managing Director.

Find out more about Lower Murray Water’s Board of Directors and how they are appointed.

More information

Website: www.lmw.vic.gov.au

Address: 741-759 Fourteenth Street, Mildura VIC 3500

Postal: PO Box 1438, Mildura VIC 3502

Phone: (03) 5051 3400

Email: contactus@lmw.vic.gov.au

The information on this page was sourced from Lower Murray Water’s 2017-18 Annual Report and 2016-17 Annual Water Quality Report.

Page last updated: 08/02/19