Heat Impacts on Storages – Permanent Water Saving Rules Apply

Monday, January 05, 2015

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 26th December 2014 to 2nd January 2015 was Lance Creek 5mm, Ruby Creek 6mm, Coalition Creek 6mm, Deep Creek 15mm, Little Bass 6mm and Battery Creek 14mm.

The extreme heat experienced across the region has sapped water storages, however all systems remain at 80% capacity or above. As the weather heats up, customers are reminded to stay hydrated and follow the Permanent Water Saving Rules in place across all water supply systems.

The Permanent Water Saving Rules include;

All hand held garden hoses to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles.

Only clean paved areas with water if it is required and there is a health or safety hazard, or if staining has occurred and then only once a year.

Fountains and water features can be used only if they recirculate water.

Water gardens and lawns with sprinkler systems between 6pm and 10am (during the cool) – Hand held hoses and buckets can be used at any time.

 

Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Comments
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson 87 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha & surrounds 84 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 80 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora & Loch 84 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 97 Permanent Water Saving Measures

 

River Systems Major Town Supplied Current Status
Tarwin Meeniyan, Dumbalk Permanent Water Saving Measures
Agnes Welshpool, Port Welshpool, Toora, Port Franklin Permanent Water Saving Measures
Tarra Yarram, Alberton, Port Albert Permanent Water Saving Measures
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