System Updates and Alerts

Monday, January 21, 2019


Unplanned Interruptions
Day/Date Location Issue
Monday, 21st January 2019Devon Nth - Tarra River
Untreated Water 'Supply Agreement' Customers. Customers supplied untreated water via a ‘Supply Agreement’ from the pipeline between the Tarra River and the Devon North Water Treatment Plant are reminded that supply is not guaranteed and the recent heat has seen river flows reduce to below 4ML per day. South Gippsland Water must ensure a passing environmental flow of at least 3ML per day. When river flows drop below 3ML per day, South Gippsland Water is not permitted to take water and therefore those customers situated off the pipeline between Tarra River and the Devon North Water Treatment Plant may not be able access water or will experience extremely low pressure.

Tarra River Flow Monitoring

Monday 21st January 2019: River Flows ‘Low’ >3.0 and <4.0 ML/day

Flow Categories:
Good >5.0ML/Day
Moderate >4.0 and <5.0 ML/Day Low >3.0 and <4.0 ML/Day
<3.6 ML/Day – Water extraction from the Tarra River ceases

Thursday, 17th January 2019 - Tuesday, 29th January 2019Foster

South Gippsland Water is currently experiencing algae in the Foster untreated water storage basin. This is affecting the taste and smell of water in the Foster township. South Gippsland Water is by-passing this storage and water supplied remains safe to drink. Water taste and smell is likely to be affected for another week as the water is used through the system.

For more information please call 1300 851 636.

Planned Works & Interruptions
Day/Date Location Issue/Works
Monday, 14th January 2019 - Friday, 18th January 2019Leongatha / Korumburra

SGW contractors are currently undertaking Sewer relining and sealing works in Korumburra and Leongatha. There will be 4 crews operating (2 x lining and 2 x sealing)

A couple of things which you may notice whilst works are occurring:

Steam is used to cure the pipe liners and will be visible via the vent during the curing process. It is steam, not smoke and is safe.

Although not common, customers may notice a slight epoxy smell in their house drains. This is also due to the curing process and will only be evident for 30 to 60 minutes during curing.

It is planned that works will be completed on Wednesday 23rd January.

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 - Wednesday, 23rd January 2019Wonthaggi

Our Sewer Maintenance contractor GMA are performing sewer cleaning works in Wonthaggi. This may cause brief odour issues. If possible please leave all toilet seats down.

For any enquiries please contact South Gippsland Water 1300 851 636