Southern Rural Water has announced another boost

Southern Rural Water has announced another boost for local irrigators with an allocation increase of five per cent.

Acting manager water for supply east Gavin Prior said this would take the 2012-13 seasonal allocation to 100 per cent of high reliability water shares.

It applies to customers in the Macalister Irrigation District and for diverters on the Thomson and Macalister Rivers and Rainbow Creek.

“The allocation increase will allow our customers to plan their irrigation season with more certainty and if any irrigator thinks they don’t require this extra water allocation, I strongly urge them to think about trading it to others in the community” he said.

“Lake Glenmaggie is currently sitting at 75 per cent full.”

The next allocation announcement will be on Tuesday, January 15.

For more information, phone Southern Rural Water on 1300 139 510.