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Epsom is a suburb of the City of Greater Bendigo. Epsom (including Ascot) has a population of around 4300 people.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Epsom here.

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. 



In the Bendigo region, sewage flows via gravity to the Bendigo Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) in Epsom. In lower altitude areas, sewage is collected and pumped into the Bendigo system or taken to the WRP.

The sewerage system also collects trade waste from commercial sites.

What happens at the water reclamation plant

The Bendigo WRP 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 a day. It produces 3 classes of recycled water that we can reuse:

Class C recycled water

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

Class B recycled water

The tertiary treatment plant uses a combination of chemical dosing, filtration and UV disinfection to produce treated Class B recycled water. The water is used at the Fosterville gold mine and for controlled release into the Bendigo Creek.

Class A recycled water

The Recycled Water Factory at Epsom produces treated Class A recycled 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.


The nearest standpipes to Epsom are:

  • Stevenson Street (turn right off Main Road), Huntly
  • 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 28 Jul 2023
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