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Torquay dam update

Southern Rural Water (SRW) received an application from the dam owner by the deadline of 9 April regarding the future operations of the dam at Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay.  SRW is currently reviewing the application. It will be subject to a thorough assessment in...

MID irrigators receive full allocation

Macalister irrigators will receive 100% allocation against their low reliability shares this season, in addition to 100% of their high reliability water. Southern Rural Water announced the additional 80% allocation increase on low-reliability shares today Tuesday (6...

Support for Field Days

Entry price for this month’s East Gippsland Field Days will be just $10 as an initiative to boost community spirits. The East Gippsland Field Days is an iconic event on the East Gippsland rural event calendar proudly run by the Lindenow Lions Club since its inception...

Survey for irrigation demand

Southern Rural Water (SRW) is investigating opportunities to expand irrigated agriculture in the Avon and Latrobe catchments in central Gippsland. RM Consulting Group (RMCG) is providing support to SRW for investigation of demand and willingness of potential...

Werribee Water Tower brought to life

Launched on the weekend by local MP and Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas, Southern Rural Water’s historic Werribee Water Tower has been brought back to life with the completion of a giant mural, now creating an impressive landmark for Werribee. Originally built to...

District allocations

Allocations have been reviewed this fortnight. Werribee and Bacchus Marsh allocation against low-reliability shares has been increased from 80% to 100%. Macalister Irrigation District allocation remains unchanged. The MID allocation status continues to be reviewed on...

Water in agriculture discussion

What does water security mean for your farm? How do you manage water sustainably and grow your business?  Hear from Southern Rural Water’s Hugh Christie, Manager Groundwater and Rivers as part of the Women on Farms Gathering session: Water in Agriculture,  this...

BMID service reinstated

Thursday 11 March 4pm update: The leak in the pipeline at Fisken Street has been repaired and supply to the Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District was reinstated this morning. We apologise for the inconvenience while our teams and contractors worked to isolate and repair...

Front reception reopens

Southern Rural Water is reopening its offices for customer service at our front desk reception, after being closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. If you’re planning to drop in, remember to bring a mask. The Maffra office will reopen five days a week 9am...

Southern Rural Water acknowledges and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters on which we work and live, and we respect their deep and ongoing connection to Country. For more about the First Nations peoples on whose Country we work, click here.