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Recycled water is available in some housing developments in Bendigo, including:

  • Barlow Hills, Jackass Flat
  • Canterbury Estate, Jackass Flat
  • Evergreen Waters, Jackass Flat
  • Evergreen Links, Jackass Flat
  • Rubicon Rise Estate, Jackass Flat
  • Peppercorn Estate, White Hills

New properties in these areas need to connect to recycled water.

When connecting a property, plumbers must follow the Conditions of Connection for Dual Pipe Areas within Coliban Water (PDF 103KB).

How to connect

  1. Purchase a recycled water meter from an authorised Quick Connect Agent (PDF 54KB).

  2. The Quick Connect Agent must submit the Water and Sewer Connections online form.

  3. Once the application is approved, your plumber can collect the meter from the Quick Connect Agent and tap the recycled water main to install your new meter.

You'll need:

  • a copy of the land title and proof of ownership
  • building plan, including site plan and floor plan


Recycled water inspections

Your plumber must contact us to book an inspection at each stage. There are four stages that one of our authorised staff will need to do an inspection on. The first and final stage inspections are mandatory and the plumber must be on site for this. 

Stage 1 ​​​- Tapping inspection 

The connection to our water mains and the installation of water meter assemblies, but before back-filling of trenches.

Stage 2 - R1 meter to house 

The completion of pipework between the water meter and the building, but before back-filling of trenches.

Stage 3 - R2 rough-in

The completion of pipework inside building, but before internal insulation or cladding is installed such as plasterboard.

Stage 4 - R3 final commissioning

All plumbing work is completed, but before the building is occupied and completion certificates have been lodged.


Your plumber must contact us within 24 hours of tapping the water main so we can do a mandatory tapping inspection. Only then can you backfill the trenches.

Plumbers need to submit a Recycled Water Inspection Request form online for R1, R2 and R3 at least 48 hours before for an inspection. 


A $275.39 inspection fee applies to residential property owners.


Last updated on 10 Jul 2020
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