Candowie water levels begin to rise

Candowie water levels begin to rise

Recent rain provides some welcomed inflows for Candowie Reservoir

Murray Jackson, Managing Director of Westernport Water said “monitoring at Candowie Reservoir has so far recorded 97.75mm of rain for May, which is pleasing now that inflows from Tennant Creek have commenced, supported by locally available water from the Bass River and Corinella groundwater management area.


“The rain this weekend has provided adequate environmental flow for the Bass River to enable our team to activate the pumps and begin extracting water in accordance with our bulk entitlement.


“We are in a good position to take rain events and the weather to date has enabled contractors Geotechnical Engineering, who are raising the dam wall to progress ahead of schedule.


“We are pleased! Our alternative water sources are now producing enough water to offset demand and start filling the new 4463ML reservoir,” Mr Jackson said.


Permanent Water Saving Rules remain in place across the entire Westernport Water district and both visitors and permanent residents are asked to use water sensibly and follow five simple water saving rules:


  • Hand held hoses must be fitted with a leak free trigger nozzle.


  • Residential or Commercial gardens and lawns can be watered with hand held hose or by means of watering system between the hours of 6pm and 10am.


  • Public gardens, lawns & playing surfaces may water between 6pm and 10am only, this does not apply to recycled water.


  • Cleaning of hard surfaces water cannot be used except where cleaning is required as a result of a hazard.


  • Pools and Spas customers must fill out a water conservation plan and have it approved by Westernport Water for filling a capacity of 2000 litres or more.


For further information on our Permanent Water Saving Rules and the Candowie Upgrade Project please visit our website:


Media only contact: Geoff Russell, Communications and Media Manager, 0418 536 487