Irrigators urged to check carryover accounts

G-MW reminder there's less than a fortnight to decide on carryover

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CHECK CARRYOVER: Irrigators have been reminded that its time to make decisions on unused water allocations.

CHECK CARRYOVER: Irrigators have been reminded that its time to make decisions on unused water allocations.

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Check irrigation water carryover, or risk it being written off.

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Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) customers with unused water in their allocation accounts have less than two weeks to ensure their accounts are set up to carry it over to next season.

GMW records show many customers have unused allocation, which is at risk of being written off on June 30.

There are several options available to customers for managing unused water.

One of those is carryover - a process where customers are able to keep some, or all, of their unused water allocation and take it into the next irrigation season.

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Acting G-MW Water Delivery Services general manager Peter Clydesdale said carryover water meant unused allocation was available to use or trade without the need to purchase and secure access to water at the start of the season.

"Carryover is available to water entitlement holders in the Broken, Bullarook, Campaspe, Goulburn, Loddon and Murray systems," Mr Clydesdale said.

"So if customers have unused water they wish to carryover, it's important to link their allocation account to a water share, limited term transfer of a water share, or supply by agreement before June 30," he said.

Customers may also sell unused water by finding a buyer or using a broker to find one - online trades must be submitted by 5pm.

Relinquishing water is another option, by returning unused allocation to the consumptive pool.

Applications to relinquish water must be submitted to GMW by June 24 or 5pm June 30 if made online.

For more information on options for unused water, phone GMW's Customer Experience Team on 1800 013 357 or go to www.gmwater.com.au/endofseason

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