Monday, September 11th, 2017
Rainfall was recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 1st – 8th September 2017. Lance Creek 79mm, Ruby Creek 57mm, Coalition Creek 54mm, Deep Creek 44mm, Little Bass 49mm and Battery Creek 77mm.
Philippe du Plessis, Managing Director for South Gippsland Water said, “The rainfall we are currently experiencing is welcome; all water storages are at 100% capacity except for Ruby Creek (Leongatha) which has risen to 79% capacity in the past week.”
“It is encouraging to see levels in the Ruby Water Supply System slowly creeping back to where we would expect them to be at this time of year. The catchment still needs more rainfall over the coming weeks to stave off potential summer water restrictions for the Leongatha township.”
In the meantime, Permanent Water Saving Rules are in place across the state to help all Victorians maintain a common-sense approach to water use. The rules are in force permanently and are separate from any other water restrictions South Gippsland Water may need to impose from time to time.
Information about Permanent Water Saving Rules can be found in the Services section of South Gippsland Water’s website www.sgwater.com.au. For smart water advice and handy hints to help you save water visit www.smartwatermark.org/Victoria/
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.
Graphs for individual systems can be found at https://www.sgwater.com.au/services/water/storage-levels/
|Reservoir||Major towns supplied||Capacity level %||Current Status|
|Lance Creek||Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson||100||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha and surrounds||79||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Coalition Creek||Korumburra and surrounds||100||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||100||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Little Bass||Poowong, Nyora and Loch||100||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Battery Creek||Fish Creek||100||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|