Local water resources in positive position

Local water supply resources are in a “good position” heading into what is predicted to be a hot and dry summer according Central Highlands Water (CHW).

The update comes from CHW’s latest annual water outlook which summarises the assessment of the water supply and demand situation across the Central Highlands region over the next 12 months.

CHW manages 15 separate water supply systems covering 9275 square kilometres that fall within

the local government areas of Central Goldfields, Hepburn, Pyrenees, Northern Grampians, Moorabool, Golden Plains, Corangamite and Ballarat.

According to CHW, the business closely monitors information from the Bureau of Meteorology with recent advice confirming it will be drier and hotter this summer across the shires.

Despite this, CHW managing director Paul O’Donohue said the region is still in a good position ahead of summer.

“CHW’s water supply resources are in a good position leading into the start of the 2019-20 summer period,” he said.

Mr O’Donohue said CHW’s latest water outlook comes following their Let’s Talk Water campaign.

“Through our Let’s Talk Water campaign, our customers voiced a need to hear more about our water usage and water storage levels,” he said.

For more on this story see Page 2 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, December 10

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