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Eaglehawk was established in 1852 following the discovery of gold in the area. 

You can view the latest Water Summary for Eaglehawk here.

Water restrictions

Water Supply

Coliban System (Northern) - supplies Bendigo, Axedale, Huntly, Raywood, Sebastian, Heathcote and Tooborac. The towns can be supplied by the Upper Coliban, Lauriston and Malmsbury Reservoirs, located near Kyneton. The towns can also be supplied from an 18 per cent share of Lake Eppalock, or the Waranga Basin via the Goldfields Superpipe.

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Bendigo Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes potassium permanganate dosing, coagulation, ultrafiltration, ozonation, BAC filtration, pH correction, fluoridation and chloramination.



Sewage is treated at the Bendigo Water Reclamation Plant in Epsom.

In lower altitude areas, sewage is collected and pumped into the Bendigo system or taken to the plant.

The sewer system also collects trade waste from commercial sites.

What happens at the water reclamation plant

The Bendigo Water Reclamation Plant is our largest plant. It receives sewage from the sewerage system, as well as septic tank waste delivered by local contractors.

The plant treats around 20 megalitres per day. It produces 3 classes of water that we can reuse:

Class C water

Biological nutrient removal plant removes nutrients, carbon and solids to produce class C water. A 46-hectare lagoon system treats and stores wastewater for irrigation during drier months.

Class B water

The tertiary treatment plant uses a combination of chemical dosing, filtration and UV disinfection to produce class B reclaimed water. The water is supplied to the Fosterville gold mine and is controlled released into Bendigo Creek.

Class A water

The Recycled Water Factory at Epsom produces class A water using a combination of chlorination/UV disinfection and membrane filtration.

The highest treated level, class A, can be used for standpipes, at parks and gardens, and schools.


There are 2 standpipes in Eaglehawk:

  • Averys Road, Eaglehawk (recycled water)
  • Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk

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 22 Oct 2021
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