South Gippsland Water provides drinking water, sewerage, recycled water and trade waste services to a population of more than 31,000 residents and 3,000 businesses in the South Gippsland region of Victoria.
Its service area covers 4,000 square kilometres and stretches along the coastline from Cape Paterson in the west to just beyond Port Albert in the east. Its northern boundary extends from Nyora to Devon North.
Drinking Water Supplied
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Local government areas served by South Gippsland Water include:
- Bass Coast
- South Gippsland
Note: This map is indicative only. Please contact South Gippsland Water for more accurate and up-to-date service area information. You can also use our interactive map to find out whether your location is serviced by South Gippsland Water.
South Gippsland Water supplies drinking water to customers from open catchments. This means that all or part of the catchment area is privately owned, and access and use is largely unrestricted. (In contrast to a ‘closed’ catchment where the catchment area is publicly owned and controlled.)
These catchments are part of 10 separate water supply systems across South Gippsland Water’s service area. Within these systems water is sourced from the Agnes, Tarra, Little Bass and Tarwin Rivers, as well as Foster Dam, a variety of creeks, and a groundwater aquifer.
More detailed information about water sources can be found in South Gippsland Water’s latest Annual Water Quality Report.
Assets at a glance
South Gippsland Water operates and maintains a range of assets, including the following water and sewerage infrastructure.
water pump stations
pressure sewer systems
km of sewer mains
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for South Gippsland Water’s strategic planning and is accountable to the Minister for Water for the corporation’s performance. The Board is supported and advised by the Executive, who oversee the corporation’s day-to-day management under the leadership of the Managing Director.
Address: 14-18 Pioneer Street, Foster VIC 3960
Postal: PO Box 102 Foster VIC 3960
Phone: 1300 851 636
The information on this page was sourced from South Gippsland Water’s 2017-18 Annual Report and 2016-17 Annual Water Quality Report.
Page last updated: 19/10/22