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Bridgewater on Loddon is in the Loddon Shire next to the Loddon River. The rural area that surrounds the town Bridgewater on Loddon is simply called Bridgewater. It has a population of around 3600 people. 

You can view the latest Water Summary for Bridgewater here.

Water Supply

Loddon - supplies Bealiba, Bridgewater, Dunolly, Inglewood, Laanecoorie and Tarnagulla. Raw water is supplied from the Loddon River. Goulburn-Murray Water manages the raw water supply.

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Bridgewater Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes coagulation/flocculation, clarification, dual media and Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration, Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC), pH correction, UV and disinfection by chlorination and chloramination.

Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) can be used to manage poor water quality.

In 2009, we upgraded the plant to improve water quality. We built a reverse osmosis plant to manage the salinity and organics removal from the raw water supply from the Loddon River.



Sewage is treated at the Bridgewater Water Reclamation Plant (WRP).

What happens at the water reclamation plant

Sewage is treated and stored in a lagoon system. Treated water evaporates or is used on surrounding farmland.


The nearest standpipes to Bridgewater are:

  • Belmont Street (corner of Sullivan Street), Inglewood
  • Calder Alternative Highway, Marong

For more information on standpipes and how to use them, see water carting.

Projects and planned works

We plan projects and works to maintain and improve our services. Find out more about our current projects or planned works in our region.

Last updated on 19 Mar 2024
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