Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 28th July – 3rd August 2018 was Lance Creek 42mm, Ruby Creek 37mm, Coalition Creek 39mm, Deep Creek 35mm, Little Bass 24mm and Battery Creek 41mm.

Total rainfall recorded for the month of July 2018 was Lance Creek 150mm, Ruby Creek 117mm, Coalition Creek 84mm, Deep Creek 102mm, Little Bass 88mm and Battery Creek 110mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said “Good rainfall and run-off over recent weeks has seen storage levels in all of our supply systems remain steady between 75-100% capacity.”

“The Ruby Creek system, which supplies Leongatha and surrounds, has taken longer to recover than our other systems. We have been monitoring it closely and are encouraged that last week’s rainfall has brought it up to 75% capacity.”

Equally encouraging is progress on the Lance Creek Water Connection project that will secure water supply to Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora from the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant.

“The laying of pipe for the project is 100% complete and the construction of pump stations and other infrastructure is moving along quickly,” confirmed Mr du Plessis. “The pipeline will supply water from the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant which will draw from the Lance Creek Reservoir and has connections to the Melbourne Water Supply System.”

The combination of these systems will secure water supply for the area and minimise the likelihood of staged water restrictions for these townships in the future.

On completion of the project, water distributed by the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant will be chloraminated and fluoridated to ensure customers are supplied with drinking water that meets world-class standards and Department of Health regulations.

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 84 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 75 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 98 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 94 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