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Boost for MID after rains

Heavy rain at the weekend has provided a boost to Macalister Irrigation District farmers, with a controlled spill from Lake Glenmaggie triggering spill entitlement for all customers. Usage ordered and metered prior to today will now become spill entitlement, over and...

Releases begin as storage inflows build

Southern Rural Water’s incident team has been closely monitoring the rainfall across the catchment and into the Eastern storages throughout Friday and Saturday. At the midnight review, Lake Glenmaggie had more than 22,400 ML (megalitres) available airspace. SRW has progressively increased releases from 700ML per day at 3pm to 3,450ML per day at midnight.

SRW team supports hospital

For the 12th consecutive year, Southern Rural Water cyclists formed a team for the ride to raise funds for Central Gippsland Health’s Sale hospital pm 18-19 November. Several team members undertook the ride from Sale to Lakes Entrance and return – riding up to 323 km...

Lifeblood clears the MID arteries

Water is the ‘lifeblood’ of the Macalister Irrigation District, and a new Southern Rural Water winter maintenance program is ensuring everything flows smoothly this season. Under the Lifeblood program, SRW staff completed a total of 583 jobs between 15 May and the...