The landholder behind alleged water theft near Numurkah was apologetic after the matter was investigated by Goulburn-Murray Water.
The authority received a report of unauthorised taking of water from a member of the public on September 23.
‘‘The landholder was apologetic, realised the importance of an environmental flow and asked to be informed if and when another environmental flow was planned,’’ G-MW customer operations general manager Scott Barber said.
■If you are unsure whether you have a right to access water, phone 1800 013 357. Incidents can be reported to 1800 064 184, at any time of the day or night.