Gippsland Water has 15 water treatment plants in the region, which supply water to more than 69,000 properties through more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains.
The way water is treated depends on where it is sourced. We take water from aquifers (ground water), rivers, creeks and reservoirs. Our largest storage is Moondarra Reservoir, south of Erica.
We also take water from storages managed by Southern Rural Water (Blue Rock Dam and Lake Glenmaggie) and Melbourne Water (Tarago Reservoir) to supply our customers living near these sites.
Our water is independently tested at the treatment plant, in our water mains, and at customers’ taps to ensure the water meets the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 and does not deteriorate after it leaves the treatment plant. The water is tested for microbiological, chemical and physical parameters.
Gippsland Water’s Moondarra Reservoir has a spillway that allows flood waters to spill when the storage is at full capacity. The Moondarra Reservoir does not have the infrastructure to pre-release water prior to flood events. Gippsland Water monitors the capacity in its storages before, during and after any flood event and will respond as required.
The Urban Water Strategy (UWS) is Gippsland Water’s principal water resources planning document. Previously referred to as the Water Supply Demand Strategy, the UWS provides an overview of Gippsland Water’s current water resources and water demands, and reviews and reports on current water supply risks such as drought. It also includes a long-term 50-year outlook of water supply-demand sustainability risks in the face of plausible scenarios that consider matters such as climate change and growth. The 2017 UWS was approved by the Gippsland Water Board on 24 March 2017.
Visit our dedicated page for more information on the Annual Water Outlook.
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