Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, July 16, 2018

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 6th – 13th July 2018 was Lance Creek 35mm, Ruby Creek 33mm, Coalition Creek 30mm, Deep Creek 35mm, Little Bass 42mm and Battery Creek 20mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “Our region has had a good start to July; rainfall and inflows to catchments have resulted in five out of six of our storages now sitting between 78-100% of capacity.

“With last week’s rain, storage levels for the Ruby Creek system (supplying Leongatha and surrounds) increased from 58% to 63%; this is encouraging but we will continue to monitor this system closely.”

“Storage levels on the Coalition Creek supply system caused us concern in the first half of the year, but we were pleased to lift water restrictions for Korumburra last week. This decision was made due to recent rainfall and the added security of water supply from the new Lance Creek Water Connection pipeline expected before the height of next summer.”

According to Mr du Plessis construction of the Lance Creek Water Connection pipeline, which will supply Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora with a reliable water supply from the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant, is forging ahead.

“The laying of pipe on both the Lance Creek to Korumburra and the Korumburra to Poowong sections of the project is 95% complete. New pump stations and the installation of infrastructure to enhance water treatment processes at the Lance Creek and Korumburra treatment plants are well underway, and pressure testing of completed sections of pipeline has proven successful.”

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 and Cape Paterson

78

Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds

63

Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds

78

Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area

94

Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora and Loch

100

Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek

100

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