Water Supply


Murray Shire Council owns and operates its own water supply system, providing dual water systems (raw and filtered) to the urban areas of Mathoura and Moama. The villages of Bunnaloo and Womboota only have access to raw water, therefore, please do not drink the water.

Mathoura's water supply comes from the Gulpa Creek, while Moama's water supply comes from the Murray River. The water is treated at a water filtration plant and reticulated to the towns via 54,950 metres of raw water mains and 86,200 metres of filtered (potable) water mains.

Council operates two water filtration plants, one in Mathoura and one in Moama. The Mathoura Filtration Plant is a 2.4ML facility using on average 170ML per year, while the Moama Filtration Plant is a 6ML facility using on average 1,021ML per year.

Council's water supply system is constantly maintained, monitored and improved to meet the ever increasing demands of the growing Murray Shire.

To apply for a new connection to Council's water supply, please fill out the Water Service Connection Application and return to Council.

To find out more about Council's water supply, please refer to the topics listed below.