Water System Overview


South Gippsland is located approximately 2 hours drive from Melbourne and is a popular tourist destination, well known for its costal resorts such as Cape Paterson, Inverloch and Waratah Bay. The region has two internationally recognised National Parks; Wilson’s Promontory and Tarra Bulga.

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South Gippsland Water’s service area covers some 4,000 square kilometres. Within the region the Corporation sources water from 9 separate catchment areas and rivers including the Tarwin River, Agnes River and Tarra River.

South Gippsland Water’s water supply system comprises:

  • Some 20,000+ water assessments over 21 rural centres
  • 13 reservoirs and 18 service storages
  • Around 4,950 ML annual volume of metered water supplied
  • Water catchments with a total area of 1,234 square kilometres
  • 10 separate water supply systems
  • 10 water treatment plants
  • 703km of water mains
  • 15 water pump stations

Learn more about our catchment areas – visit the Catchment Management & River Health page.