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Blue Green Algae Mysia

  • Mysia

We are experiencing poor raw water quality due to increased levels of Blue Green Algae (BGA) detected in the raw water supply at Mysia.

We have increased our water quality testing program to monitor the situation more closely.

Customers in Mysia are reminded that your township water supply is non-potable (un-treated) and is not deemed suitable for drinking or cooking purposes. 

We will provide further updates on our Interruptions page on our website and social media. 

We have not commenced water carting to supplement the town at this point in time but will review and update as needed.

Blue Green Algae - Barkers Creek

  • Barkers Creek Reservoir

Blue Green Algae has been identified at Barkers Creek Reservoir.

We are asking the public to avoid contact with the water in Barkers Creek Reservoir at present. 

Visitors to Barkers Creek can still sightsee at the reservoir and are encouraged to enjoy activities that do not involve direct contact with the water. 

We are continuing to monitor the situation and signage is being erected. 

Biosolids Transport - Bendigo and Elmore

  • Elmore

We are planning extensive biosolids removal from the treatment works at our Bendigo Water Reclamation Plant starting late November. 

Works will halt over the Christmas period and resume mid-January until mid-June 2022.

Once removed, the biosolids will be transported to our biosolids management facility at Elmore Water Reclamation Plant for agricultural re-use after three years.  

Odour levels will be routinely monitored throughout the works at Bendigo and Elmore Water Reclamation Plants.

Our contractors Bergmeier Environmental and Epsom Environmental Services will carry out this work on our behalf.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Support Team on 1300 363 200 during business hours. 

Echuca Water Treatment Plant upgrades

  • Echuca Water Treatment Plant

The Echuca Water Treatment Plant is receiving a range of upgrades as part of a $9 million package of works. 

Now that the underground pipework has been completed, and the new entrance way through the flood gate has been installed, works are commencing on the two new 3.3 megalitre water storage tanks and the building to house a new pumping station and UV disinfection equipment. 

The contactor engaged by Coliban Water is CCB Envico. 

Please see more information here.

Standpipe transition project

  • Coliban Water region

We are working to transfer the management of standpipes back to Coliban Water as some are currently council-operated. 

These changes will mean more consistent service and fair pricing for users across our region. 

Standpipes in Echuca, Rochester, Dunolly and Bealiba are now managed by Coliban Water.

Further standpipes are being considered for the transition. 

Once complete, anyone wishing to use a Coliban Water-operated standpipe will be required to register as a water carter and purchase an Avdata key, if you haven’t already done so.

See our interactive map here.  

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