Acts, Regulations, Policies
Southern Rural Water has a number of acts, regulations and policies that may be of interest to the public.
Asset Management Policy (PDF 31 Kb)
Allocation Trading Policy
Circumstances under which a Groundwater Licence Fee is not charged for Dewatering Policy (PDF 32 Kb)
Dam Safety Management Policy (PDF 192 Kb)
Disclosure of Water Market Information (PDF 129 Kb)
Environmental Policy (PDF 108 Kb)
Financial Governance Policy (PDF 73 Kb)
Fraud Prevention Policy (PDF 91 Kb)
Gifts, Benefits & Hospitality Policy (PDF 51 Kb)
Interstate and Overseas Travel Policy (PDF 37 Kb)
Managing the Thomson Bulk Entitlement(PDF 31 Kb)
Motor Vehicle Policy (PDF 27 Kb)
OHS Policy (PDF 21 Kb)
Public Consultation on Applications (PDF 26 Kb)
Raw Drinking Water Policy (PDF 21 Kb)
Risk Management Policy (PDF 274 Kb)
Traditional Owners Policy (PDF 22 Kb)
Voluntary Irrigation Supply System Rationalisation Policy(PDF 31 Kb)
Water Savings from Regulated Irrigation Delivery Systems Policy (PDF 32 Kb)
Water Trading by Directors Employees and Related Parties (PDF 30 Kb)
Sale of unallocated water in unregulated systems policy
Conflict of interest (PDF 194 Kb)
Diversity and Inclusion (PDF 229 Kb)
Traditional Owners Policy (PDF 178 Kb)
The health, safety and welfare of our staff, contractors, visitors and community is our top priority. We will provide a safe and healthy working environment.
We maintain effective safety systems, and continually review the way we work to find and apply safer practices. All incidents can be prevented, and we aim for an incident free and zero harm workplace.
We will meet our legislative responsibilities and achieve good industry practice.
We work together to understand our risks and:
- Eliminate them where possible, or
- reduce them through management actions.
Each of us is responsible for safety.
Bulk Entitlement Orders
A Bulk Entitlement Order is the set of operating rules that exists for all reservoirs.
At Southern Rural Water (SRW) we deal with the following Bulk Entitlement Orders:
- Yallourn Energy
Because more than one organisation or group can have shares (or entitlement) in the water being held in a reservoir, each shareholder must follow rules about:
- The maximum volumes that can be taken from the reservoir, system or waterway.
- Costs of managing the system, and how they are shared.
At a number of reservoirs, SRW acts as the storage manager on behalf of all shareholders.
As a storage manager, we:
- Allocate water (both increases and decreases) according to the % shares held by shareholders.
- Ensure that we meet the rules about passing continuous flows downstream for environmental purposes.
- Release water to meet a shareholder’s request.
Passing flows are a vital part of our Bulk Entitlement Orders and are met before allocations.