Algae warning for Barkers Creek Res

Barkers Creek Reservoir near Harcourt.

Coliban Water has requested people avoid contact with water in Barkers Creek Reservoir near Harcourt following detection of blue green algae.
It’s also currently advised that stock and pets should be kept away from the reservoir. 
Coliban Manager Customer Operations Steve Dunlop said visitors to Barkers Creek could still sight-see and were encouraged to enjoy activities that don’t involve direct contact with the water.
“We are closely monitoring the presence of Blue Green Algae at Barkers Creek and will keep the community updated on any changes to this advice,” he said.
Signage has been erected at the reservoir to notify visitors and customers supplied by the Harcourt Modernised Rural System can use their rural water as normal and have been notified. 
This is because the water source has been changed from Barkers Creek Reservoir to the Coliban Main Channel. Further information is available at 1300 363 200.

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