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Barwon Water is calling on the Anglesea borefield to supplement water supplies for customers in Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Torquay, the Bellarine Peninsula and parts of southern Geelong.

The borefield, along with the Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline, is a critical backup water source that can supplement the existing supply system in response to dry conditions.

Accessing groundwater is part of a balanced approach to managing the region’s water resources and providing greater water security.

The Anglesea borefield will operate in conjunction with an extensive environmental monitoring program, which includes the community in the oversight through the Anglesea River Working Group.

The environmental monitoring program is in place to provide data and information about the long-term sustainability of groundwater resources in the area and protect the environmental values and health of groundwater-dependent ecosystems.

Barwon Water is committed to sharing information on the operation of the borefield and will do this through ongoing updates to the Anglesea River Working Group, local community and environmental groups, information sessions and online.

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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