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Echuca is located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in the Campaspe Shire. Echuca has a population of around 13,000 people and is a major regional service economy.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Echuca here.

Water Supply

Murray - supplies Cohuna, Echuca, Gunbower and Leitchville. Raw water is supplied from the Murray River. Goulburn-Murray Water manages the raw water supply.

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Echuca Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes coagulation/flocculation, clarification, pre filter chlorination to remove iron and manganese, PAC and dual media filtration, pH correction, chlorination and fluoridation.



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

The sewerage system in Echuca is an extensive network of gravity sewers and sewage pump stations. It also collects trade waste from commercial sites.

What happens at the water reclamation plant

The WRP treats around 1,600 megalitres each year. It produces treated Class B recycled water, which is piped to storage lagoons 10km south of the plant and used for irrigation. 


There's 1 standpipe in Echuca:

  • Sutton Street Council Depot

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

Please note the Echuca standpipe will be unavailable on Tuesday 7 December 2021 between 10am and 3pm due to planned water main upgrades. 

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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