Monday, April 29th, 2019
Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 20th – 26th April 2019 was Lance Creek 7mm, Ruby Creek 15mm, Deep Creek 11mm and Battery Creek 17mm.
South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “Despite low rainfall during April and dry catchments across the region, our storage levels have remained steady with drops of between one and seven percent.”
“The Ruby Creek system, supplying Leongatha, Leongatha South and Koonwarra, is quite quickly impacted by dry weather conditions and is the storage that dropped seven percent in capacity over April; we are keeping a close eye on it as we move into May.”
Over the weekend, the Tarra River catchment has received enough rainfall for river flow to be within range to allow extraction to recommence.
Staff will continue to monitor river levels and provide regular flow/pumping status updates via the South Gippsland Water website and the Tarra River flows sign outside the Water Treatment Plant at Devon North. 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.
Across the region, all customers are requested to ensure they are following the Permanent Water Saving Rules which are in place all year round. The top three rules to remember are:
1) Water during the cool – Between 6pm and 10am
2) Sweep, don’t hose – Hosing hard surfaces such as paths and driveways is not permitted
3) Install trigger nozzles – All outdoor hoses are required to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles
|Reservoir||Major towns supplied||Capacity level %||Current Status|
|Lance Creek||Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora||78||Permanent Water Saving Measures
Melbourne Supply System currently utilised
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha and surrounds||49||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||80||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Battery Creek||Fish Creek||62||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
River flow- extraction is ON