Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 10th – 16th November 2018 was Lance Creek 8mm, Ruby Creek 2mm, Coalition Creek 6mm, Deep Creek 0mm, Little Bass 0mm and Battery Creek 2mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “Minimal rainfall was recorded across catchments last week, however, reservoir levels have remained steady due to falls of between 37-69mm during the first week of November.”

South Gippsland Water is preparing for a dry summer ahead and is encouraging customers to be aware of and follow Permanent Water Saving Rules; they apply throughout the year to all Victorians and are in place to promote water efficient behaviour.

Three easy steps to remember are:

  • Water during the cool – between the hours of 6pm and 10am.
  • Install trigger nozzles – on all outdoor garden hoses.
  • Sweep, don’t hose – don’t waste precious drinking water on cleaning footpaths and patios, use a broom instead.
  • 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 99 Permanent Water Saving Measures

100% Melbourne Supply System currently utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 93 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Coalition Creek Korumburra and surrounds 96 Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 100 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