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Campbells Creek sits on the southern outskirts of Castlemaine in the Mount Alexander Shire. The town was founded during the gold rush in the 1850s. Today, Campbells Creek has a population of around 1700 people.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Campbells Creek here.

Water Supply

Coliban System (Southern) - supplies Castlemaine, Kyneton, Maldon, Newstead, Malmsbury, Harcourt, Elphinstone, Tylden and Taradale. Raw water is supplied by our Coliban River catchment storages: Upper Coliban, Lauriston and Malmsbury Reservoirs, located near Kyneton and the Coliban River.

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Castlemaine Water Treatment Plant, operated by Veolia Water.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes coagulation/flocculation, BAC filtration, ozonation, pH correction, fluoridation and disinfection.

Treated water is supplied to Campbells Creek via the McCay pipeline.



Sewage from Castlemaine, Campbells Creek, Chewton, Harcourt, Newstead and Maldon flows through an extensive sewerage system to the Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant (WRP).

The sewerage system also collects trade waste from commercial sites.

What happens at the water reclamation plant

The WRP produces treated Class C recycled water through a series of processes including screening, biological nutrient removal, aeration, chemical dosing, clarification and UV disinfection.

Treated water is used for irrigation at the Castlemaine Golf Club, dust suppression and construction works or controlled release into Campbells Creek.

Biosolids are also treated and used on farmland for the nutrients.


The nearest standpipe to Campbells Creek is:

  • Church Street, Fryerstown

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 28 Jul 2023
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