Cool conditions welcome

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 18th April to 24th April 2015 was Lance Creek 14mm, Ruby Creek 14m, Coalition Creek 13mm, Deep Creek 20mm, Little Bass 13mm and Battery Creek 22mm.

South Gippsland Water continues to look for rainfall in the Little Bass catchment area.  Managing Director, South Gippsland Water, Philippe du Plessis said, “Despite forecast rainfall, the reservoir continues to drop.   Further forecasts for rain over the coming week will be welcome.   The Little Bass Water Supply System remains close to Stage 1 water restrictions being required.  As such, all customers of Poowong, Loch & Nyora are being reminded to ensure that water saving practices are being followed”.

South Gippsland Water wishes to remind customer that there is currently a Cash Back program available for Poowong, Loch and Nyora customers. The program, as part of the new sewer scheme, provides customers with Cash Back for purchasing or installing new water efficient products and appliances. This program is specifically designed to help reduce the amount of wastewater generated for treatment, as well as reducing demand on drinking water supplies.

The Cash Back program is only available to customers in Poowong, Loch and Nyora and includes offers for new dual flush toilets, water saving showerheads and rainwater tanks connected to the toilet and laundry. Residents of Poowong, Loch & Nyora who want more information, the full terms and conditions, or to take up a Cash Back offer, should visit

The Living Victoria Rebates are still available for all other townships; to assist with installing water saving devices, visit for more information.


Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Comments
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson 70 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha & surrounds 61 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 71 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 100 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora & Loch 54 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 73 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