A GWMWater customer has urged other people to complain to the Essential Services Commission about a proposed recreational water levy.
Darren Sanders of Drung said he had submitted an objection to GWMWater's planned $16-a-year recreational water fee for customers. The proposal is part of a GWMWater 2013-18 water plan, which GWMWater submitted to the commission in October for approval.
If adopted the water plan will come into effect on July 1.
Mr Sanders said the commission wanted to hear from people about the proposed fee.
"As I told the commission, I don't mind paying the $16 fee," he said.
"But GWMWater has not said whether it will put water in the lakes or anything.
"If they said they would put water in our lakes, that's fine. But if not, I don't want to pay for it."
Mr Sanders said recreational waterways such as Natimuk Lake would not benefit from the proposed fee.
He said the more complaints the commission received the better.
"Fair's fair," Mr Sanders said.
"If GWMWater is charging $16 they should be accountable and ensure water goes into the lakes."
An Essential Services Commission spokesman said the first round of submissions for the GWMWater 2013-18 water plan closed on January 25, but the next round was due to open in April or May.
The spokesman said people could visit www.esc.vic.gov.au for more information.