Monday, January 5th, 2015
Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 26th December 2014 to 2nd January 2015 was Lance Creek 5mm, Ruby Creek 6mm, Coalition Creek 6mm, Deep Creek 15mm, Little Bass 6mm and Battery Creek 14mm.
The extreme heat experienced across the region has sapped water storages, however all systems remain at 80% capacity or above. As the weather heats up, customers are reminded to stay hydrated and follow the Permanent Water Saving Rules in place across 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 be used at any time.
|Reservoir||Major towns supplied||Capacity level %||Comments|
|Lance Creek||Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson||87||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha & surrounds||84||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Coalition Creek||Korumburra and surrounds||80||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||100||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Little Bass||Poowong, Nyora & Loch||84||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|