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Water Supply

Supply potable water to
over 65,000 properties

Water supply and treatment

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.

Water storage levels

Water Storage: Moondarra
29,853 Ml
Today's storage level
  • This Week 100%
  • Last Week 100%
Data date: 25/07/2021
Water Storage: Tarago (Melb Water)
37,580 Ml
Today's storage level
  • This Week 100%
  • Last Week 100%
Data date: 25/07/2021
Water Storage: Glenmaggie (SRW)
145,686 Ml
Today's storage level
  • This Week 82%
  • Last Week 79.3%
Data date: 25/07/2021
Water Storage: Blue Rock (SRW)
198,572 Ml
Today's storage level
  • This Week 100%
  • Last Week 100%
Data date: 25/07/2021
Bore level: Briagolong Bore No1
5.66 m
This week's average level
  • This Week 5.66 m
  • Last Week 5.77 m
Data date: 19/07/2021


  • Water Supply System Waterway
  • Moondarra Tyers River
  • Moe Narracan Creek
  • Seaspray Merrimans Creek
  • Mirboo North Little Morwell River
  • Thorpdale Easterbrook Creek
Data date: 25/07/2021

ML/d = megalitres per day. One megalitre is one million litres.

Download the Annual Water Outlook 2017

Rainfall outlook

Monthly rainfall information (Bureau of Meteorology) Last seven day's rainfall (Bureau of Meteorology)

Water Releases

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.

Water Planning for the Future - Urban Water Strategy

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.

Download the full 2017 Urban Water Strategy

Download a summary of the 2017 Urban Water Strategy

Download a factsheet about the Urban Water Strategy

Download the 2017 Urban Water Strategy community engagement report

Download the 2017 Urban Water Strategy tables

Annual Water Outlook

Download the 2020 Annual Water Outlook

Visit our dedicated page for more information on the Annual Water Outlook.

Briagolong Water Outlook

Visit our dedicated page for more information on the Briagolong water outlook.


Water storage levels provided by Gippsland Water on this page are for information purposes only. This information is provided on the basis that all persons accessing this page undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance, accuracy, and completeness of its content.

The information published by Gippsland Water is the best available at the time of publication. While all due skill and care has been taken in collecting, validating and providing this information, Gippsland Water shall not be liable in any way for loss of any kind - including damages, costs, interest, loss of profits, or special loss or damage - arising from any error, inaccuracy, incompleteness or other defect in this information.

About us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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Contact us

55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500

Fax: (03) 5174 0103

Interpreter service: 1313 450

TTY: 1800 555 677