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Funding to complete MID upgrades

The Victorian Government has announced $10.4m funding to complete modernisation of the Macalister Irrigation District in a four-year program commencing this winter.
The MID2 project will reconfigure the Newry irrigation supply with pipeline replacing channels and automation of outlets. There will also be upgrades and reconfiguration of the Nuntin supply network. A large proportion of the funding will go towards channel and outlet reconfiguration upgrades across the district.

Board Bulletin May

The most recent May 2020 Board Bulletin is now available online, through the Publications tab, or under About Us/Our Board. In brief, the meeting discussed a range of matters including SRW’s finances, customer survey results and water security.  The Managing Director,...

Customer forum vacancies

We have seven current vacancies on the Southern Groundwater and Rivers forum. It meets several times a year, providing a platform for members to discuss issues affecting customers, help influence policy and provide input into SRW’s groundwater and rivers business...

Meter reading underway

Groundwater and Rivers 2020 meter reading through to 12 June 2020 We have been working hard to keep our services operating as usual during this period. Southern Rural Water has commenced meter reading for Groundwater and Rivers customers. Field staff will follow...

Update on permitted exercise

Friday 24 April update: The Chief Health Officer has this week provided advice that canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing and surf skiing are permitted forms of exercise. The guidance around social distancing must still be followed and people are advised...

Allocation increased

April 21 update: The allocation against low reliability water shares has been increased in the Macalister Irrigation District on 21 April 2020. The allocation is now 100% of low reliability shares, in addition to 100% of high reliability water shares.   April 7...

MID water share auction

An annual auction of permanent water shares in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) was conducted successfully online on Friday 3 April 2020, through WaterBid. A total of 92.8 megalitres (ML) high reliability water shares and 48.5 ML low reliability water shares...

SRW is maintaining services

Southern Rural Water continues to maintain normal water services, despite closing its offices to the public last week to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The majority of staff are now working remotely and following social distancing when site visits are necessary. Customers across southern Victoria can continue to reach all services by phone, email and online web chat as normal.

SRW coronavirus COVID-19 update

At Southern Rural Water, we’re working hard to keep our services operating as normal. We are making sure we can continue to provide the essential services Victorians need, such as water for food production, power generation and managing the raw water that secures urban water supplies.
We know that some of our customers may be suffering financially as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).
We have a range of ways to support customers experiencing financial difficulty. If you need assistance, please contact us . . .

Recreation areas close

We are closing public access to the recreational facilities at our storages at Blue Rock Lake, Lake Glenmaggie, Cowwarr Weir, Pykes Creek Reservoir, Merrimu Reservoir and Melton Reservoir from 9am 27 March.

The closures follow the Government’s directions on social distancing and restrictions on group gatherings. We also want to reduce the risk to any staff and contractors who maintain and clean the facilities at these locations.

We ask for your support in respecting these closures and following other guidance to help slow the transmission of coronavirus (COVID19).