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Torquay private dam incident

9 October update Southern Rural Water has conducted extensive investigations and tests on water sources, the privately-owned dam and its infrastructure to help identify the cause of the leaks on Friday, which led to the evacuation of around 100 residents from areas of...

Glenmaggie volume supports spill

*** Updated Wed 21 Oct Oct: Spill entitlement period has been extended to Thursday 29 October *** 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.

Rainfall a timely dam reminder

Southern Rural Water (SRW) says recent rainfall has tested the integrity of some farm dams, serving as a timely reminder for landowners to carry out routine maintenance. Manager Groundwater and Rivers, Hugh Christie, said that the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has also...

Gippsland Aquatic Centre

Southern Rural Water wishes to advise of two applications by Latrobe City Council, in relation to the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre development. The first application is to extract groundwater for geothermal heating purposes. The second application is to enable...

GM joins Top 50 Public Sector Women

Jo Giannini, Southern Rural Water's General Manager People Safety and Culture was this week inducted as one of Victoria’s Top 50 Public Sector Women. Cameron FitzGerald, Managing Director, said: "This is a wonderful recognition of the leadership and commitment Jo has...

Zero tolerance on water theft

07 Septmber 2019 - from the Minister for  The Victorian Government is continuing to lead the way in water compliance and management – strengthening the state’s zero-tolerance approach to water theft to ensure a level playing field for all water users. Minister for...

All abilities playground for Blue Rock Lake

(from Baw Baw Shire Council release) An all abilities adventure playground will soon be built at Blue Rock Lake in Willow Grove, one of the region’s most popular fishing spots.  The $325,000 project will be delivered in partnership by Southern Rural Water and Baw Baw...

Customer committee vacancies

We have currently have vacancies for new members to join our Werribee Bacchus Marsh Customer Consultative Committee (WBMCCC).  We’re seeking local customers from agriculture and horticulture operations to join our committee. Members provide feedback, advise SRW on...