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How is it getting into the town water supply?

The dam water being released into the river has been very cold, low in dissolved oxygen and high in manganese and iron.

AlburyCity’s water supply is sourced from the Murray River. As a result, the release of this water from the dam over time has meant that low levels of manganese have entered the pipes of our water systems.

Despite the treatment plants operating effectively to keep levels of manganese in the treated water well below Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG), manganese is now observable in the water supply to some of our community.