Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 23rd February 2018 – 2nd March 2018 was Lance Creek 0mm, Ruby Creek 7mm, Coalition Creek 4mm, Deep Creek 2mm, Little Bass 3mm and Battery Creek 5mm.

Philippe du Plessis, Managing Director for South Gippsland Water said, “Supplementary water supplies have been activated for Tarra River Supply System, due to low river flows and Coalition Creek due to low storage levels. With Korumburra’s reservoirs at just over half-full (56%), the Corporation is preparing for activating Water Restrictions for Korumburra in the coming weeks”.

All customers are encouraged to ensure that they are following the Permanent Water Saving Rules, which are low level restrictions on the use of drinking water in the home and garden.  The top 3 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”.

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 80 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 69 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 56 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 90 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora and Loch 67 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 79 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