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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 Mon 12 Oct: Spill entitlement period has been extended to Thursday 22 October *** Good inflows to Lake Glenmaggie in recent months and the wet outlook have enabled Southern Rural Water to declare spill entitlement until Thursday 22 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...

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