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Drinking (potable) water catchment

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Water corporations may be referred planning applications by municipal councils, under Section 55 of the Planning and Environment Act, when a planning application has the potential to impact water quality in a Special Water Supply Catchment (declared under the Catchment and Land Protection Act), to prevent negative impacts on water quality used to supply treated water to towns and industry.

Land use and development in areas that are not serviced by a sewage scheme can pose a high risk to water quality, and Gippsland Water has a responsibility to protect our customer’s water supply, from catchment to tap.

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The following documents will assist planning applicants, where their property falls within a Special Water Supply Catchment:

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Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water and wastewater to more than 60,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 16 water treatment plants, over 1,500 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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Gippsland Water Head Office, 55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500
Fax: (03) 5174 0103
Interpreter service: 131 450
TTY: 1800 555 677
Email: contactus@gippswater.com.au

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