Supplementary Water Supplies Activated

Monday, February 10, 2014

No rainfall was recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 1st February to 7th February 2014.
Philippe du Plessis, Managing Director of South Gippsland Water said today, “The continued hot dry weather experienced across the region has impacted water storages. As a result South Gippsland Water is taking precautionary measures and has commenced supplementary water supplies for Korumburra. The prospect of continued hot weather, the quick drawn down on storages and anticipated higher demand from Burra Food’s expansion, has lead the Corporation to commence pumping from the Tarwin River, prior to river flows dwindling”.

Water Restrictions have not been activated as yet; however, all customers are reminded that Permanent Water Saving Rules are in force for all water supply systems.

The Permanent Water Saving Rules include;
– All hand held garden hoses to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles.
– Only clean paved areas with water if it is required and there is a health or safety hazard, or if
staining has occurred and then only once a year.
– Fountains and water features can be used only if they recirculate water.
– Water gardens and lawns with sprinkler systems between 6pm and 10am (during the cool).
– Hand held hoses and buckets can used at any time.

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