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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,...

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