Warning signs will be positioned at major recreational areas around Lake Mulwala and will remain in place while high levels of BGA are present. Lake Mulwala will not be closed to the public.
Visitors to the lake can still sightsee and enjoy other activities at Lake Mulwala that do not involve direct contact with the water.
BGA occur naturally in waterbodies. They contain toxins that are harmful to humans and animals. Characteristic signs of algae contact are skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes, ears and nose; or if swallowed, nausea or vomiting.
It is not possible to predict how long the algae will remain at high levels.
GMW is continuing to monitor the situation in consultation with WaterNSW.
Keep up-to-date with current BGA warnings at https://www.g-mwater.com.au/news/bga or by phoning 1800 013 357 and selecting the option for BGA information.
Water supplied by GMW is not suitable for human consumption without first being properly treated. Human consumption includes showering, bathing, washing, cooking, ice making and drinking.
For more information about BGA and your health, visit health.vic.gov.au or phone NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24.