Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 6 February to 12 February was Lance Creek 43mm, Ruby Creek 41mm, Deep Creek 43mm and Battery Creek 36mm.
South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said that while rainfall has dropped since last week, reservoirs and creeks are still ready to deal with increased demand due to hot weather forecasted later this week.
“Lance Creek Reservoir, which services Korumburra, Poowong, Loch, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson, is at 83 per cent and Ruby Creek, which services Leongatha is at 75 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster is at 94 per cent and Battery Creek, which services Fish Creek is at 91 per cent.”
Mr Du Plessis reminded all South Gippsland residents and visitors that Victorian Permanent Water Savings rules apply.
“While our water storages are in a good position, there is still an influx of visitors and holiday homeowners this time of year, meaning that there is an increased demand for water,” he said.
“Permanent water saving rules still apply, so we all need to remember to water our gardens between 6pm and 10am, sweep and not hose down pathways and driveways, and install trigger nozzles on all outside hoses.”
For further information, please visit www.sgwater.com.au 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||83||Permanent Water Saving Measures
Melbourne Supply System currently utilised
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha and surrounds||75||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||94||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Battery Creek||Fish Creek||91||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|