Warmer Weather & Algae Thrives

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Warmer Weather & Algae Thrives:  Water Is Safe To Drink

Coming into the warmer weather, South Gippsland Water often receives calls from customers regarding the taste and smell of water.  Many of our dams and reservoirs are seasonally affected by the growth of algae which thrives in warm dry conditions and when water in the catchment has high nutrient levels. Customers will notice that the taste of the water changes during summer when there is less fresh cool water entering reservoirs and increased sunshine for algae to grow and thrive upon.

The Lance Creek Water supply system currently has an outbreak of algae that is effecting the taste of the water in some parts of Inverloch, Wonthaggi and Cape Paterson.