Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 14th –  20th July 2018 was Lance Creek 16mm, Ruby Creek 12mm, Coalition Creek 20mm, Deep Creek 20mm, Little Bass 10mm and Battery Creek 25mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said “With catchments well saturated, good rainfall and run-off over recent weeks has seen storage levels in all but one of our supply systems remain steady between 78-100% capacity.”

The Ruby Creek system, which supplies Leongatha and surrounds, is the only system below 78% capacity, currently sitting at 64%.

“During May and June, storage levels for Ruby Creek were between 53-56%, so even though it has recovered some-what with July’s rainfall, it has not been as responsive as with our other systems,” confirmed Mr du Plessis. “Levels are remaining steady and demand is being met, but we are closely monitoring the situation.”

All customers are reminded to ensure that they are following either the Permanent Water Saving Rules (which apply to all Victorians).

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.
  • 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


Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds


Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds


Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area


Permanent Water Saving Measures
Little Bass Poowong, Nyora and Loch


Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek


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