Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 23rd – 29th June 2018 was Lance Creek 8mm, Ruby Creek 1mm, Coalition Creek 3mm, Deep Creek 0mm, Little Bass 3mm and Battery Creek 5mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said “A relatively dry week saw catchments remain steady. Previous rain has ensured that catchments are still well saturated, awaiting further rainfall and run-off in coming weeks.”

“Coalition Creek (Korumburra) and Ruby Creek (Leongatha), while experiencing good inflows during June, remain well below full capacity at 54 percent and 56 percent, respectively”.

All customers are reminded to ensure that they are following either the Permanent Water Saving Rules (which apply to all Victorians) or Stage 3 Water Restriction rules for residents of Korumburra.

Permanent Water Saving Rules Snapshot

  • Water during the cool – Between 6pm and 10am.
  • Sweep, don’t hose – Hosing hard surfaces such as paths and driveways is not permitted.
  • Install trigger nozzles – All outdoor hoses are required to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles”.
  • Stage 3 Water Restriction Snapshot
  • Watering of lawns is BANNED
  • Sprinkler Systems cannot be used.
  • Gardens (not lawns) can only be watered between 6am–8am on alternate days*.
  • Sporting Grounds – Watering is BANNED on non-exempt playing surfaces e.g. grassed oval or fairway. Some components of grounds can be watered e.g. Tennis Court, Lawn Bowls & Croquet Green, Golf Green & Tee (but not fairways/approaches). Watering may only be done between the hours 6am – 8am on alternate days*.
  • *Alternate days means odd numbered houses can water on odd dates of the month and even numbered houses can water on even numbered dates. Both odd and even numbered houses can water on the 31st of the month. Where there is no house number the property is considered an even numbered house.
  • Hosing concrete, paving and hard surfaces is BANNED except for construction purposes, in an emergency, or to address a health or safety hazard.
  • Vehicles can only be washed via a bucket filled directly from a tap and then only to spot clean, windows, mirrors and lights.
  • Pools cannot be filled, topped up or replaced without prior written permission by South Gippsland Water.

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 73 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 56 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 54 Stage 3 Water Restrictions
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 86 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