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03 September 2019

Good winter inflows have put Coliban Water’s catchment storages in a strong position going into spring and the peak summer demand period. 

Lauriston, Malmsbury and Upper Coliban reservoirs, near Kyneton, are 92 per cent full with a combined volume of 64,197 megalitres. 

Manager Regional Liveability Steve Healy said winter inflows of 24,057 megalitres had increased storage volume by 36 per cent over the three months.

“Our catchment area was set up to receive good inflows after the rainfall we had in May. Our winter rainfall was 243 millimetres, almost exactly our long-term average,” said Mr Healy. 

“Upper Coliban Reservoir is full, Lauriston Reservoir is at 94 per cent and Malmsbury Reservoir, the smallest of our three catchments, is at 64 per cent. 

“We are in a good position for the peak summer demand period but the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting below average rainfall and warmer than average days over the coming months.

“Permanent Water Saving Rules are in place across our region and everything we do to conserve water helps overall water security,” said Mr Healy.

There are nine separate water supply systems within the Coliban Water region, each with a different supply source and level of water security.

“Using water efficiently is everyone’s responsibility to help secure our water supplies and maintain greener and more liveable communities now and into the future.

“Water saving ideas for the home, business and garden can be found on our website,” said Mr Healy.

Permanent Water Saving Rules are part of the Victorian Government’s Target Your Water Use suite of products, services and solutions for regional Victorians on how to use water more wisely.

Coliban Water announced in July 2019 that it will open its 2019/20 rural season with 100 per cent allocation. 

For further information on your water supply system, reservoir levels and Permanent Water Saving Rules, visit our website –

Last updated on 03 Sep 2019
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