Storage, River Flow and Rainfall Update

Monday, October 28, 2019

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 19th – 25th October 2019 was Lance Creek 8mm, Ruby Creek 9mm, Deep Creek 11mm and Battery Creek 18mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “All storage systems are at 100% which is encouraging as we approach November and start to experience more frequent periods of warmer, drier weather.”

“Putting simple measures in place during spring-time to help make our homes and gardens more water efficient not only helps conserve water in dry times but also helps reduce water bills.”

A great place to start is in the bathroom where, according to Smart Approved WaterMark, around 40% of all water in the home is used, with much of that wasted.

The easiest place to start is to check for leaking taps and deteriorated plugs which, over time if left undetected, can result in many hundreds of litres of water to be wasted. Often this can be rectified simply and inexpensively by replacing the necessary seals.

Another easy and effective way to conserve water in the bathroom is to replace old showerheads with modern water efficient ones. A new showerhead uses no more than 9 litres of water per minute, compared to the 20 litres used by old showerheads. This can save up to 50 litres of water for each shower or up to 20,000 litres of water per person per year (based on a six minute shower).

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 100 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