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Christmas period hours

Seasons Greetings While our offices remain closed to the public at present, staff are continuing to work from home, including the Christmas period. Field operational staff and irrigation planners will be working throughout to ensure customers continue to receive their...

MID irrigators receive extra allocation

Macalister irrigators will receive 10% of their low reliability water shares this season, which is in addition to the 100% of their high reliability shares, and the spill entitlement they had received up until 19 November. Southern Rural Water announced the allocation...

100% in WID and BMID

The allocation against high-reliability water shares in the Werribee Irrigation District (WID) and Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District (BMID) has been increased from 90% to 100% on Friday 4 December 2020. Southern Rural Water has reviewed allocation and, with good...

Mitchell River winterfill

Update: Applications have now closed for this tranche of 2GL winterfill water.  Southern Rural Water is undertaking the initial assessment of eligibility and other referrals as required, and will advise the next steps in January. Original: Southern Rural Water has...

Two new jobs for young unemployed

Southern Rural Water (SRW) has two exciting job opportunities available through the Youth Employment Program. Funded by the State government as part of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Roadmap to Recovery, SRW is looking to provide meaningful employment for young people in...

Notice of annual Magnacide program

Magnicide H treatment program for SRW channels As part of normal maintenance, Southern Rural Water (SRW) is treating sections of its Macalister Irrigation District (MID) channel system with a herbicide to control weed growth to improve the efficient delivery of water...

Torquay private dam incident

December 2020 update Southern Rural Water (SRW) met with the Torquay Community Group on Tuesday 15 December to provide an update on progress of investigations into the dam. The group was told that the dam owner’s technical report was received on 30 November 2020, and...

Glenmaggie volume supports spill

*** Updated: Spill entitlement period has been extended to Thursday 19 Nov *** Good inflows to Lake Glenmaggie in recent months and the wet outlook have enabled Southern Rural Water to declare spill entitlement until Thursday 29 October 2020.

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