Storage and Rainfall Update

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 30th November to 6th December 2019 was Lance Creek 31mm, Ruby Creek 40mm, Deep Creek 72mm and Battery Creek 40mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said that, “Storages are currently in good shape as we near the end of 2019.  Recent summer rainfall has helped boost storages and mild weather keeping demand steady.  Permanent Water Saving Rules are in place across the region and all customers are encouraged to follow the rules”.

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, Cape Paterson, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch & Nyora 96% Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply Utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 98% Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 92% 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