Wurdee Boluc Inlet Channel flows into Wurdee Boluc Reservoir which provides drinking water to western Geelong and some surf coast towns. 5 pesticide detections have occurred between August 2003 and September 2009.
19/8/03 Barwon Water Wurdee Boluc Inlet Chan 2,4-D 27ug/l (90%adwgh). This remains the second highest level of 2,4-D recorded in an Australian domestic water supply. The highest, 34ug/L was recorded in Wurdee Boluc Reservoir in May 2003, indicating that 2,4-D pollution may have been occurring for 3-4 months during 2003.