2 July 2014 Coliban Water announced today that allocations for the 2014/15 rural season will open at 100 per cent. Manager Raw Water Supply Steve Healy said storages were in a strong position. "This is our fourth consecutive year that we have been able to open the season with full allocations. "Our storages remain in a strong position, with good inflows expected over the coming months. "Rural customers on our recycled water channel systems of Ascot and Cockatoo Hill will also receive 100 per cent of allocation," Mr Healy said. Coliban catchment storages, located near Kyneton, have started the new 2014/15 financial year holding 47,728 megalitres - a similar figure to the start of last financial year. Mr Healy said together with full rural allocations, urban systems would also remain on Permanent Water Saving Rules this coming summer. "Our storages, together with the access we have to water stored in Lake Eppalock and the Goulburn System, allows us to have greater flexibility in which systems we draw from to supply our customers. Mr Healy said rural water deliveries would start toward the end of October depending on customer demand for water. Rural customers will be sent further information via the post. "Customer information packs will be posted prior to water deliveries commencing in October, once channel rosters have been finalised," Mr Healy said. Further information on rainfall and inflows, storage volumes and rural system operations are available on our website.