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Rochester is in the Campaspe Shire next to the northern Campaspe River. It has a population of around 3,000 people.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Rochester here.

Water restrictions

Water Supply

Goulburn - supplies Rochester, Pyramid Hill, Boort, Lockington, Mitiamo, Serpentine, Dingee, Jarklin, Mysia and Macorna. Raw water is supplied from the Waranga Basin. Goulburn-Murray Water manages the raw water supply. The source for Pyramid Hill and Serpentine is the Waranga Basin, then supplied through the Pyramid Hill Channel system for Pyramid Hill, and for Serpentine the East Loddon Pipeline

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Rochester Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes coagulation and flocculation, clarification, microfiltration, granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration, pH correction, and disinfection via chlorination.



Sewage is treated at the Rochester Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). The sewerage system in Rochester includes 14 pump stations and 30 kilometres of sewer mains.

What happens at the water reclamation plant

The plant produces treated class B recycled water, which is piped to storage lagoons 8km north of the plant. It's used by local irrigators.


There is 1 standpipe in Rochester:

  • Campaspe Street (saleyards), Rochester

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 01 Apr 2020
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