Monday, August 5th, 2019
Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 27th July – 2 August 2019 was Lance Creek 8mm, Ruby Creek 4mm, Deep Creek 3mm and Battery Creek 10mm.
Total rainfall recorded for the month of July 2019 was Lance Creek 125mm, Ruby Creek 94mm, Deep Creek 133mm and Battery Creek 126mm.
South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “The impact of rainfall received during July is encouraging; all four reservoirs are at levels we would expect for this time of year.”
“During this last month of winter, water levels may fluctuate slightly but, overall, we expect storages to remain steady as we head into spring.”
Even with storages in good shape, and even though it is still winter, South Gippsland Water encourages customers to be wise with their water-use throughout the entire year not only during summer.
“In winter, it may seem odd to consider putting water saving measures in place, but South Gippsland Water encourages all customers to be conscious of their water-use at home and in the garden and, before the warmer weather arrives, take the opportunity put some water saving measures in place.”
For tips on ways to be more water efficient visit www.smartwatermark.org
|Reservoir||Major towns supplied||Capacity level %||Current Status|
|Lance Creek||Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora||95||Permanent Water Saving Measures
Melbourne Supply System currently utilised
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha and surrounds||80||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||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
River flow- extraction is ON