Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Storage and Rainfall Update

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 12th January – 19th January 2018 was Lance Creek 21mm, Ruby Creek 40mm, Coalition Creek 40mm, Deep Creek 26mm, Little Bass 43mm and Battery Creek 44mm.

Philippe du Plessis, Managing Director of South Gippsland Water said, “Storages continue to decline as we move further into the summer.  South Gippsland Water continues to closely monitor the Coalition Creek system”.

Customers are requested to ensure they are following the Permanent Water Saving Rules which are in place all year. The top three rules to remember are;

1) Water during the cool – Between 6pm and 10am.

2) Sweep, don’t hose – Hosing hard surfaces such as paths and driveways is not permitted.

3) Install trigger nozzles – All outdoor hoses are required to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles”.

More information is available at the South Gippsland Water Website: 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.

Reservoir Major towns supplied Capacity level % Current Status
Lance Creek Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson 88 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 80 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 78 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 99 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora and Loch 88 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 93 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