In brief, the meeting discussed a range of matters including SRW’s finances, customer survey results and water security.
The Managing Director, Cameron FitzGerald reported that recent rains had improved storage levels at all major water storages. This has provided welcome relief for customers across the state, particularly those in Gippsland. The Macalister Irrigation District received a welcome boost, with both high and low reliability allocations at 100%. Pre-releases are now expected to be required to prepare for possible flood mitigation over winter and spring 2020.
The board noted progress of implementing the Drought Preparedness program. SRW is making significant in-roads with this work and remains committed to a secure water future for our customers despite a challenging year to date, including significant bushfires and COVID-19 response.
For more, see Board Bulletin May 2020.