Southern Rural Water is warning all landowners in Gippsland to monitor their farm dams during this weeks’ heavy rains.
General Manager Groundwater and Rivers Craig Parker said that consistent and sometimes heavy rain means that there is a chance that some dams may fail if they have not been properly maintained.
“Some landowners in Gippsland have found out the hard way in recent years that a failed dam is expensive to repair – and can deny a vital source of water when it is most needed,” he said.
“If anyone notices an issue with their dam, such as slumping or leaking, we advise them to immediately phone either Southern Rural Water or a qualified engineer with experience in farm dams.
“We also have a field officer on standby for anyone with issues in the South Gippsland area.”
Southern Rural Water recommends that landowners check their dams regularly.
For more information, phone Southern Rural Water on 1300 139 510 or visit www.srw.com.au.