Hot Weather Continues To Impact Water Storages

Monday, February 03, 2014

No rainfall was recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 25th of January to 31st January 2014.
Philippe du Plessis, Managing Director of South Gippsland Water said today, “The continued hot dry weather experienced across the region is impacting water storages. Apart from the Deep Creek system, which remains at 98% capacity, all other storages are seeing sharper declines in capacity as a result. It is timely that all customers be reminded that Permanent Water Saving Rules are in force. Customers should be water conscious and ensure that the Permanent Water Saving Rules are adhered to, these are 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 used at any time.

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