Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 14th February to 23rd February 2015 was Lance Creek 33mm, Ruby Creek 29mm, Coalition Creek 28mm, Deep Creek 22mm, Little Bass 35mm and Battery Creek 23mm.
Warm weather conditions continue to pressure storage systems with reservoirs continuing to drop. All customers, community and sporting groups should ensure they are watering during the cool of the day and following the Permanent Water Saving Rules.
The Permanent Water Saving Rules are;
Water gardens, lawns & playing surfaces during the cool of the day: You may only water gardens and lawns, with a watering system between the hours of 6pm and 10am on any day or a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle at any time on any day.
Use trigger nozzles on hoses: All hand held hoses must be fitted with trigger nozzles and be free of leaks.
Sweep, don’t hose: Water should not be used to clean paved areas and hard surfaces, i.e. you should sweep driveways and paths. However, water may be used if there is a health or safety hazard, during construction or renovation, or if staining has developed and then only once a year. Use a high pressure water cleaner if available, otherwise a hand-held hose or bucket may be used.
Re-circulate Water: Fountains and water features can be used, provided they re-circulate water.
|Reservoir||Major towns supplied||Capacity level %||Comments|
|Lance Creek||Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson||78||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha & surrounds||73||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Coalition Creek||Korumburra and surrounds||74||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||100||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Little Bass||Poowong, Nyora & Loch||65||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Battery Creek||Fish Creek||84||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|