Storage update 11 February 2020

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Storage and Rainfall Update

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 1 February 2020 to 7 February 2020 was Lance Creek 19mm, Ruby Creek 28mm, Deep Creek 22mm and Battery Creek 20mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said that, “the intermittent rainfall coupled with customers water saving efforts have resulted in storages remaining at satisfactory levels as we progressed through the summer months.

The Corporation are monitoring storage systems and river flows. Mr du Plessis continued “South Gippsland Water Permanent Water Saving Rules are in place across Victoria all year round to assist in water conservation. The top three rules to remember are:

1) Water between 6pm and 10am

2) Sweep, don’t hose – Hosing hard surfaces such as paths and driveways is not permitted

3) Install trigger nozzles – All outdoor hoses are required to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles

For further information about South Gippsland Water activates and ways to conserve water at home and in the garden, please follow us on face book or visit .

Any customers who have questions or concerns regarding their water supply can 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 & Nyora 88% Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply Utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 80% Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 87% Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 97% 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