Coliban Water have announced that after above average rainfall for summer, the water storages are in a particularly good position. Three Coliban River catchment storages near Kynton are at 80% and the Malmsbury Reservoir has reaped the benefits of above average rain, with three millimetres above the long-term summer average and 31 millimetres more than last summer.
The current allocations from supply systems managed by Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water and Goulburn-Murray Water have increased and Coliban Water are well positioned to meet the needs of their urban and rural customers.
However, the region is particularly dry and water security is an ongoing focus for Coliban Water, with permanent water saving rules in place.
Executive General Manager, Climate and Population Adaptation, Steve Healy explains, "our region is adapting to a hotter and drier climate, and we can’t be complacent and expect our current water sources to be as reliable in the future."
Every five years Coliban Water reviews the Urban Water Strategy to ensure water security is on track. The review relies on community and stakeholder engagement to ensure the values of the local community inform the strategy. This autumn Coliban Water is seeking feedback from their communities. Customers can register to have their say here or follow Coliban Water on Facebook for more information.