Gellibrand

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Our smallest independent water supply system services the small township of Gellibrand.

Water is sourced from Lardner Creek, which has reliable flows year-round that mean the system does not require any substantial storage. The Gellibrand system has not faced the threat of water shortage in even the driest historical conditions.



Our challenge

Year-round flows in Lardner Creek are so much higher than the town’s water demand that even the forecast impacts of a drier future do not impact reliability.

The primary risk for the system is the impact of events such as bushfire, or prolonged dry conditions that cause a deterioration in water quality.


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Our response

The very small scale of the system means that short-term impacts or changes in conditions can be easily managed.

If supply to the town is threatened through bushfire or drought, the town can be readily supplied by water from Colac or the Barwon River. No actions are planned over the next five years, due to Gellibrand’s current high level of water security.


What you can expect:



We expect water restrictions will be very rare in Gellibrand over the next five years (<1%, or 3 weeks out of 5 years).


Our smallest independent water supply system services the small township of Gellibrand.

Water is sourced from Lardner Creek, which has reliable flows year-round that mean the system does not require any substantial storage. The Gellibrand system has not faced the threat of water shortage in even the driest historical conditions.



Our challenge

Year-round flows in Lardner Creek are so much higher than the town’s water demand that even the forecast impacts of a drier future do not impact reliability.

The primary risk for the system is the impact of events such as bushfire, or prolonged dry conditions that cause a deterioration in water quality.


Our response icon

Our response

The very small scale of the system means that short-term impacts or changes in conditions can be easily managed.

If supply to the town is threatened through bushfire or drought, the town can be readily supplied by water from Colac or the Barwon River. No actions are planned over the next five years, due to Gellibrand’s current high level of water security.


What you can expect:



We expect water restrictions will be very rare in Gellibrand over the next five years (<1%, or 3 weeks out of 5 years).


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