Monday, January 11, 2021
Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages during the week of 2 January to 8 January was Lance Creek 59mm, Ruby Creek 41mm, Deep Creek 72mm and Battery Creek 63mm.
South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said the region’s reservoirs and creeks still looked good, but with hot weather today and more forecast for January, meant we had to double our water saving efforts.
“We want to remind all South Gippsland residents and visitors that permanent water savings rules apply in Victoria. We all need to remember to water our gardens between 6pm and 10am, sweep and not hose down pathways and driveways, and install trigger nozzles on all outside hoses,” he said.
“Currently Lance Creek Reservoir, which services Korumburra, Poowong, Loch, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson, is at 93 per cent and Ruby Creek, which services Leongatha is at 83 per cent. Deep Creek which services Foster is at 97 per cent and Battery Creek, which services Fish Creek is at 99 per cent.”
“This means we’re in a reasonable position at the start of 2021, but I’d encourage everyone to help us conserve water this summer by making sure we all stick to the water savings rules.”
For further information, please visit www.sgwater.com.au or 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 and Nyora||93||Permanent Water Saving Measures
Melbourne Supply System currently utilised
|Ruby Creek||Leongatha and surrounds||83||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Foster Dam – Deep Creek||Foster area||72||Permanent Water Saving Measures|
|Battery Creek||Fish Creek||99||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|