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Maldon is a town in the Mount Alexander Shire. In December 1853, gold was discovered and Maldon became a part of the gold rush. It has since been designated 'Australia's first notable town' and is recognised by its distinct 19th-century appearance.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Maldon 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.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes microfiltration, flocculation, ozonation, pH correction, fluoridation and disinfection.



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. We are also licensed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria to release Tertiary Treated Water to the Campbells Creek.

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


There's 1 standpipe in Maldon:

  • Fountain Street, Maldon

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.

Last updated on 24 May 2024
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