Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 4th August – 10th August 2018 was Lance Creek 11mm, Ruby Creek 17mm, Coalition Creek 18mm, Deep Creek 11mm, Little Bass 13mm and Battery Creek 20mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said “The past week has seen lower rainfall totals, however storages have continued to recover.”

“The Ruby Creek system, which supplies Leongatha and surrounds, is still being closely monitored as this system has been slower to respond. Following last week’s rainfall, it is now sitting at 78% capacity”.

With works continuing to forge ahead on the Lance Creek Water Connection, South Gippsland Water is preparing for changes to water supply, changes in disinfection process (chloramination) for Korumburra and fluoridation for customers in Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora.

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 86 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 78 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 98 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 99 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