Hot Weather Impact Storage

Monday, January 20th, 2014

No rainfall was recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 10th of January to 17th January 2014.
Philippe du Plessis, Managing Director of South Gippsland Water said today, “The hot weather experienced across the region last week has impacted storages. The Corporation’s total storages are now at lower levels; however, due to good spring rain, all reservoirs are still at 90% capacity or higher. Now, during the hot, dry conditions, is the time when customers should be water conscious and ensure that the Permanent Water Saving Rules are adhered to, these are 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 used at any time.

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