Rain But Storages Still Dip

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Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from the 17 May to 23 May 2014 was 17mm at Lance Creek, 15mm at Ruby Creek, 21mm at Coalition Creek, 11mm at Deep Creek, 21mm at Little Bass and 15mm at Battery Creek.

Philippe du Plessis, Managing Director South Gippsland Water said today, “Some rainfall has been received in all catchments; however storages have declined due to the recent mild weather drying catchment areas leading to little rainfall runoff. The Corporation remains concerned regarding the catchments in the north of the service region. With both Coalition Creek servicing Korumburra and Little Bass servicing Poowong, Loch and Nyora experiencing further declines in storage levels. The Corporation will monitor these systems closely and will further consider the option of activating restrictions”.

All customers are reminded that Permanent Water Saving Rules are in force for 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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