Melbourne
21.1 Surface water allocation announcements

Supporting information

The volume recognised in the water accounting statements (18,302 ML) represents the volume of water allocated in the Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District, Werribee River, and Werribee Irrigation District during the 2012–13 year.

Allocations are made according to Southern Rural Water's Werribee and Bacchus Marsh Allocation Method. Allocations are reviewed fortnightly and low reliability water shares do not receive an allocation announcement until high reliability shares reach 100%.

Allocations are made for high reliability and low reliability water shares. In addition, there are a small number of entitlements that are in the process of being converted to water shares. For these entitlements a supply by agreement arrangement is in place.

Allocation announcements in the Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District, Werribee River and Werribee Irrigation District

Class

Location

Entitlement volume (ML)

Allocation (% of entitlement)

Allocation volume (ML)

High reliability water shares (HRWS)

Werribee Irrigation District

10,040

100%

10,040

Werribee River

1,092

1,092

Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District

3,881

3,881

non-water user

4

4

HRWS total

15,017

40%

15,017

Low reliability water shares (LRWS)

Werribee Irrigation District

4,777

1,911

Werribee River

435

174

Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District

1,815

726

LRWS total

7,027

 

2,811

Total all water shares

22,044

 

17,828

Other

Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District—supply by agreement

474

100%

474

Total allocation

 


 

18,302