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20 November 2018

VOLUNTEERS TEAM UP FOR WEED CONTROL AT BARKERS CREEK RESERVOIR

Coliban Water and a group of volunteers have taken steps to control the spread of the South African Weed Orchid at Barkers Creek Reservoir in Harcourt.

 

15 November 2018

PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS AT CASTLEMAINE WATER RECLAMATION PLANT

Coliban Water will complete improvement works by tomorrow (Friday 16 November) at Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant however a current water quality warning remains in place as monitoring continues.

 

1 November 2018

SUPPORTING WORKPLACE GENDER EQUITY AND ENCOURAGING FEMALES TO CONSIDER A CAREER IN STEM

As part of Coliban Water’s continued commitment to provide an inclusive, flexible and diverse workforce, it is encouraging females in the region to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM).

 

24 October 2018

WATER QUALITY WARNING FOR CAMPBELLS CREEK

Coliban Water is advising people to avoid direct contact with the water in Campbells Creek downstream of its Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant.

 

23 October 2018

KIDS BECOME WATER HEROES AT NATIONAL WATER WEEK EVENT

It was bright smiles, water activities galore and mascot madness today when more than 80 children from across the region came together to celebrate National Water Week.

 

12 October 2018

WORKS AT CASTLEMAINE WATER RECLAMATION PLANT

Coliban Water is working to improve the performance of the Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant to address an odour issue, as well as improve the quality of the treated water being released to Campbells Creek.

 

5 October 2018

COLIBAN WATER RURAL SEASON 2018/19 KICKS OFF SHORTLY

The Coliban Water 2018/19 rural season will start mid-October as weather continues to warm and in light of below average rainfall in recent months.

 

4 October 2018

CHANGE TO WATER TREATMENT FOR CASTLEMAINE SUPPLY NETWORK

Coliban Water will be trialling a change in the way drinking water is treated at the Castlemaine Water Treatment Plant this month in order to improve disinfection and maintain chlorine residuals across the entire water supply network.

 

2 October 2018

YOUR CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED IN OUR RURAL CUSTOMER ADVISORY GROUP

Coliban Water is seeking representatives for two of its channel systems – Spring Gully and Axe Creek – to complement the existing members who form the Rural Customer Advisory Group (RCAG).

 

24 September 2018

RAW WATER SUPPLY TO CHANGE FOR HEATHCOTE AND TOOOBORAC CUSTOMERS

The raw water that supplies customers in Heathcote and Tooborac will change next week from Caledonia Reservoir to Lake Eppalock.

 

17 September 2018

REFRESH OF VISITOR AREAS AT COLIBAN RESERVOIRS

A range of revitalised free visitor areas are now available at Coliban Water’s main storage reservoirs thanks to work completed by reservoir staff.

 

11 September 2018

NEW SIGNS PROVIDE FRESH LOOK AND EASIER NAVIGATION FOR VISITORS TO COLIBAN STORAGES

With Spring here and the weather warming, Coliban Water is encouraging local residents and those from further afield to enjoy the recreational areas at its catchment reservoirs.

 

10 September 2018

WORK STARTS ON $5 MILLION PROJECT TO EXPAND HEATHCOTE SEWER NETWORK

Construction work has started on Coliban Water’s $5 million project to expand the sewer network in Heathcote.

 

6 September 2018

HIGH TECH RENEWAL FOR ORIGINAL SEWER MAIN IN VIEW STREET

Coliban Water is carrying out sewer main renewal works in View Street, Bendigo, this week using innovative trenchless techniques.

 

4 September 2018

STORAGES IN GOOD POSITION DESPITE BELOW AVERAGE WINTER RAINFALL

Coliban Water’s catchment storages are in a good position going into spring despite below average winter rainfall.

 

4 September 2018

UNAUTHORISED FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE ACTIVITY AT MALMSBURY RESERVOIR

Coliban Water is asking members of the public to do the right thing and respect defined vehicle tracks when visiting our reservoirs.

 

3 September 2018

COLIBAN WATER ENCOURAGES YOUNGSTERS TO STAY HYDRATED IN A FUN WAY

There were plenty of happy faces at Long Gully’s Havilah Road Preschool today as Coliban Water’s support for the Smiles 4 Miles initiative started across the Greater Bendigo region.

 

31 August 2018

BIOSOLIDS APPLICATION TRIAL IN FOSTERVILLE SHOWS POSITIVE SIGNS

The first review of a biosolids application trial at Fosterville Gold Mine (FGM), northeast of Bendigo, has been completed this week – with promising signs so far.

 

15 August 2018

COLIBAN MAIN CHANNEL RENEWAL PROJECT COMPLETED

Coliban Water has completed a $4.6 million project to renew 2.7 kilometres of the Coliban Main Channel over four years.

 

8 August 2018

FILTRATION MEMBRANE UPGRADES FOR BENDIGO AND KYNETON WATER PLANTS

Coliban Water is replacing the filtration membranes at its Bendigo and Kyneton Water Treatment Plants.

 

17 July 2018

WATER MAINS RENEWED IN COHUNA

Coliban Water has renewed 580 metres of water mains at five different locations in Cohuna at a cost of $135,000.

 

5 July 2018

GROWLING GRASS FROGS IN GOOD VOICE AT BENDIGO PLANT

The endangered Growling Grass Frog, named from its distinctive call, has been recorded in promising numbers in an annual survey at the Bendigo Water Reclamation Plant in Epsom.

 

2 July 2018

COLIBAN WATER RURAL SEASON TO OPEN AT 100 PER CENT ALLOCATION

Coliban Water announced today that allocations for the 2018/19 rural season will open at 100 per cent.

 

15 June 2018

BSSC STUDENTS GET WATER SMART WITH H2GO PROGRAM

Today students from Bendigo Senior Secondary College (BSSC) launched their own campaign to encourage students to drink tap water and showcased their learnings from their participation in the H2Go program.

 

8 June 2018

CONTROLLED WATER RELEASE FROM KYNETON WATER RECLAMATION PLANT

Coliban Water has advised the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria it needs to commence controlled releases of treated water from its Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant to the Campaspe River.

 

6 June 2018

ILLEGAL DUMPING AT RESERVOIRS

Illegally dumped engine parts and hard rubbish at Coliban Water’s catchment storages are causing an environmental and safety hazard.

 

5 June 2018

STORAGES REMAIN STRONG DESPITE BELOW AVERAGE AUTUMN RAINFALL

Coliban Water’s catchment storages are in a strong position going into winter despite below average rainfall for autumn.

 

8 May 2018

CLEANING PLANNED FOR WATER NETWORKS

Coliban Water is carrying out water mains cleaning in parts of the Castlemaine and Bendigo supply networks from May to July 2018.

 

4 May 2018

ROAD SUBSIDENCE IN HIGH STREET, ECHUCA

Media Information Statement

A small section of road collapsed this morning (Friday 4 May 2018) on High Street, Echuca, close to the intersection with Ogilvie Avenue.

 

3 May 2018

WATER MAIN BURST IN LONG GULLY

Media Information Statement
There was a burst water main on Eaglehawk Road, near the corner of Taylor Street, in the Long Gully area this afternoon (Thursday 3 May).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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