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Our latest media releases

SRW 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).

Online auction for permanent shares

The annual auction of permanent water shares in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) will be conducted online on Friday 3 April 2020 from 10am. The social distancing measures required under coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to the auction changing format to online,...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Southern Rural Water is implementing official guidelines on social distancing to help protect the health of our customers, community and our staff.

There are no cases of suspected or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) at Southern Rural Water.

We are closing our Customer Reception and offices from Monday 23 March and the majority of staff will be equipped to work from home. All our usual Customer Services continue by phone, email and online services, along with

Celebrating 50 years

Frank Crameri, a Field Services Officer for Southern Rural Water in the Koo Wee Rup area, is celebrating 50 years of service to customers of groundwater, rivers and farm dams. At a time when many people change careers every few years, Frank is a rarity. He joined the...

International Women’s Day 2020

At Southern Rural Water, we remain committed to equal opportunities and encouraging a diverse and inclusive workplace. #EachforEqual is the theme for International Women's Day 2020, and representatives from our staff, customers and board share what it means for them....

Spotlight: the Environment team

Meet Ryan Wilson, our Environment Manager at Southern Rural Water. Ryan started with  SRW five years ago and has been sharing his passion for the natural world ever since.  Ryan’s team is responsible for water quality monitoring programs across the Southern Rural...

Water Allocation Auction

Southern Rural Water is holding a water allocation auction (temporary) at 12 noon at the Irrigation Expo at the Sale Showgrounds on Wednesday 4 March. Southern Rural Water will be selling some allocation. If you would like to offer or trade some of your seasonal...