Water Storage update 28 January 2020

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020


Storage and Rainfall Update

Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from 18 January 2020 to 24 January 2020 was Lance Creek 33mm, Ruby Creek 35mm, Deep Creek 48mm and Battery Creek 57mm.

South Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said that, “Water storages across the region remain at satisfactory levels”.

The Corporation are monitoring storage systems and river flows. Mr du Plessis continued “South Gippsland Water Permanent Water Saving Rules are in place across Victoria all year round to assist in water conservation. The top three rules to remember are:

1) Water between 6pm and 10am

2) Sweep, don’t hose – Hosing hard surfaces such as paths and driveways is not permitted

3) Install trigger nozzles – All outdoor hoses are required to be leak free and fitted with trigger nozzles

For further information about ways to conserve water at home and in the garden, please visit www.smartwatermark.org 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 & Nyora 90% Permanent Water Saving Measures

Melbourne Supply Utilised

Ruby Creek Leongatha and surrounds 83% Permanent Water Saving Measures
Foster Dam – Deep Creek Foster area 85% Permanent Water Saving Measures
Battery Creek Fish Creek 96% 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