A CRAZY summer of weather has left Ballarat's water supplies more than 18 per cent higher than at the same time last year.
Central Highlands Water has released figures for reservoirs across the region, showing that Ballarat remains at 85.3 per cent capacity.
At the same time last year, the region's water supply sat at still a reasonably health 67 per cent.
Ballarat's biggest reservoirs, including White Swan (82.3 per cent) and Lal Lal Reservoir's Central Highlands Water Share (92.6 per cent) remain incredibly healthy for this time of year.
Both the Maryborough and Daylesford water storage is similarly in a good position, with storage levels of 67 per cent and 82 per cent respectively.
Central Highlands Water said the increase from last year reflects some good periods of inflow last autumn and in early winter and recent wetter than average weather which has resulted in reduced demand from customers.
Traditionally, the period from mid summer to late autumn shows Inflow cease, but that has remained relatively steady, despite some days of high water use.
General Manager of Customer and Community Jacqueline O'Neill said Ballarat's water supply has also benefitted from the lack of algal blooms this summer, something that has hit other nearby regions, including the Barwon River in Geelong.
"There have not been any significant algal issues impacting the quality of water supplied to Ballarat and the drinking water meets the standards set by the Australian Drinking Water guidelines," Ms O'Neill said .
"Our team of water quality specialists... undertake continuous monitoring to ensure safe, clean and quality water is delivered to our community."
Ms O'Neill said expectations remained that no water restrictions would be required this year.
"Our expectations remain consistent with advice in our annual water outlook," she said.
"Weather forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology are for a return to average conditions and we do not expect to require the application of restrictions in the near future.
"We had a good amount of rain during the 2019 winter months, that's meant that our storage levels continue to be quite high, sitting in some areas above 80 per cent."
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