Monday, October 21, 2019
Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 12th – 18th October 2019 was Lance Creek 11mm, Ruby Creek 10mm, Deep Creek 10mm and Battery Creek 16mm.
South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “All storage systems are tracking well for this time of year and water levels are where we want them as we move toward summer’s drier weather conditions.”
“We encourage customers to use spring as a prompt to do simple things to prepare for wise water use over summer,” said Mr du Plessis. “Outdoor water use accounts for 25-50% of the average home’s water and, with the warmer days we’re experiencing in October, the garden is a great place to start.”
Mulching garden beds is a great water saver and, according to Smart WaterMark, mulch is like a blanket on the soil and can reduce evaporation from soil by up to 70%. An investment in mulch also brings other benefits, it moderates soil temperature, inhibits weed growth and, over time, improves soil structure and the health of plants.
For further information about ways to conserve water at home and in the garden, please visit www.smartwatermark.org or 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 and Nyora||100||Permanent Water Saving Measures
Melbourne Supply System currently utilised
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha and surrounds||98||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||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|