Storage and Rainfall Update
Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 4 January 2020 to 10 January 2020 was Lance Creek 11mm, Ruby Creek 20mm, Deep Creek 24mm and Battery Creek 21mm. South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said that, “Storages remain at satisfactory levels as we move into January 2020.
South Gippsland Water has received a number of enquiries relating to smoke taint taste from people across the region relying on tank water. This is due to air settling on roofs which is washed into household water tanks. The Department of Health and Human Services are the best source of information with respect to private water supplies and have a number of fact sheets that can be found at www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/bushfires-and-water-tank.
The wider water industry and South Gippsland Water are supporting our fire affected neighbours where possible. Properties in the Victorian bushfire impacted areas that may have tank water contamination due to ash, debris and fire retardants are eligible for some assistance through the Emergency Water Relief Program. The program is for permanent resident in the declared bushfire effected areas of East Gippsland and Wellington Shire. Further information on the program can be found at https://southeastwater.com.au/NewsEvents/Pages/Emergency-water-relief-for-bushfire-affected-residents.aspx
The Corporation keeps a close eye on water quality across the reticulated water supply systems. Water supplied by South Gippsland Water to townships via these systems is treated to Safe Drinking Water Standards and monitored on a daily basis.
Any customers who have questions or concerns regarding their water supply can contact South Gippsland Water’s friendly Customer Service Team on 1300 851 636.
|Reservoir||Major towns supplied||Capacity level %||Current Status|
|Lance Creek||Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch & Nyora||91%||Permanent Water Saving Measures
Melbourne Supply Utilised
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha and surrounds||87%||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||85%||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Battery Creek||Fish Creek||94%||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|