Planned works and interruptions

We regularly carry out planned works and projects to repair and upgrade our systems. As a result some disruption to service and traffic interruptions may occur. We try and keep these to a minimum and where possible provide advance notice in local newspapers, on this website and by direct mail.

This is not a complete list of current planned works, just works that may impact customers from traffic or service interruptions. The information is as up-to-date as possible but is subject to change at short notice.
For more information call our Customer Support Team on 1300 363 200 (1300 COLIBAN) or see our contact us page for other contact details.   

 

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> Planned works and interruptions

 

Works Location Dates

Details

Sewer network improvement works, McKenzie Hill Pyrenees Highway (between Sawmill Road and Castlemaine-Maldon Road), McKenzie Hill Monday 20 May 2019 – Friday 31 May 2019

We are carrying out sewer network improvement works in McKenzie Hill.

There will be no impact to sewer services.

You may notice increased traffic in the area.

Water network flushing program, Mitiamo Mitiamo Monday 20 May 2019 to Friday 24 May 2019

A program of flushing is planned to take place across the Mitiamo network following poor raw water quality as a result of blue-green algae.

Water quality results indicate the raw water quality has since improved.

The flushing will remove sediment from the network. Both the water mains and the service line from the main to the water meter will be flushed as part of these works.

Customers may experience lower water pressure while the flushing is being carried out. Water supply will be interrupted for 20 minutes whilst the service line is being flushed. Staff will door knock the property prior to the works occuring.

D&L Plumbing will carry out the works on Coliban Water's behalf.

Any concerns please phone us on 1300 363 200.

Pressure reducing valve installation, Marong Marong Monday 6 May 2019 until further notice

We are installing a new pressure reducing valve in Marong. This is part of broader works to improve water pressure in the township.

We do not expect any interruption to water supplies however some households may notice changes to their water pressure, particularly those south of Marong train line.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

Customers were notified by letter in February 2019. Any concerns please phone us on 1300 363 200.

Standpipe repairs, Myers Flat Loddon Valley Highway (past Grintons Lane), Myers Flat Tuesday 30 April 2019 until further notice

Standpipe temporarily closed for repairs until further notice.

The nearest alternative standpipe is on Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk.

Standpipe maintenance works, Raywood Bendigo-Pyramid Road, near CFA, Raywood Tuesday 30 April 2019

Our contractors will be carrying our maintenance works on the Raywood standpipe. We apologise for any inconvienience this may cause.

Alternative standpipe locations can be found at Myers Flat, Huntly or Goornong.

Digital meter program preparation works, Wedderburn High Street and Wilson Street, Wedderburn Monday 18 March 2019 - until further notice

Our contractor, D&L Plumbing, is carrying out preparation works for our Digital Meter program.

We are replacing the metal meter lid with a plastic one to ensure the data loggers can be installed correctly and operate without interference.

Customers will be notified.

No disruption to service.

Water main renewal, Castlemaine Martin Street (between Yurunga Drive and Castlemaine Maldon Road), Castlemaine Wednesday 8 May 2019 - Friday 31 May 2019

Our contractors are renewing a section of water main. Residents have been notified.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

No disruption to services.

Water main renewal, Harcourt Blackjack Road (between Coolstore Road and Jefferys Lane), Harcourt Monday 6 May 2019 - Friday 24 May 2019

Our contractors are renewing a section of water main. Residents have been notified.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

No disruption to services.

Water main renewal, Bridgewater Main Street (near the inersection with Erskine Street), Bridgewater Tuesday 23 April 2019 - Friday 17 May 2019

Our contractors are renewing a section of water main. Residents have been notified.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

No disruption to services.

Water carting, Mysia Mysia Thursday 28 February 2019 - until further notice

Mysia is experiencing poor raw water quality at present.

As a precautionary measure, we are commencing water carting from Thursday 28 February 2019 to supplement the town supply until raw water quality improves.

Customers in the area have been notified. Please contact our Customer Support Team if you need more information on 1300 363 200.

Water carting, Dingee Dingee Monday 4 February 2019 - until further notice

Dingee is experiencing poor raw water quality at present.

As a precautionary measure, we are commencing water carting from the week beginning Monday 4 February 2019 to supplement the town supply until raw water quality improves.

Customers in the area have been notified. Please contact our Customer Support Team if you need more information on 1300 363 200.

Coliban Main Channel Renewal Project, Sutton Grange Sutton Grange May 2019 - October 2019

Renewal works on the Coliban Main Channel have resumed.

Our contractors are renewing around 660 metres of channel at six separate sites in the Sutton Grange area.

There will be some short-term disturbances, such as noise and traffic disruption during construction.

Heathcote Water Treatment Plant upgrades Heathcote-Redesdale Road, Heathcote December 2018 - December 2019

Upgrade works are being carried out on the grounds of our Heathcote Water Treatment Plant.

There is not expected to be any interruption to drinking water supplies for our customers.

Local residents may notice contractor vehicles entering and exiting the plant.

Chlorination program, Castlemaine water supply

Castlemaine, Chewton, Campbells Creek, Elphinstone, Taradale, Harcourt, Fryerstown, Barkers Creek, Maldon, Yapeen, Newstead and Guildford October 2018 - until further notice

We have changed the way we treat the Castlemaine water supply network, in order to improve disinfection and maintain chlorine residuals across the entire supply network.

The treatment method is known as free chlorination, or chlorination. The chlorination treatment method itself is not a trial, it is a tried and tested treatment method. We have been trialling the effectiveness of this method in the Castlemaine water supply network.
The water is safe to drink and meets the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about the program.

Malmsbury Reservoir tower access bridge Malmsbury Reservoir Monday 26 November 2018 until further notice

The Malmsbury Reservoir tower access bridge is undergoing rehabilitation works.

Fencing has been installed to restrict access and reduce the risk to the public.

Echuca Water Tower restricted access High Street (at the intersection with Packenham Streets, Echuca Tuesday 28 August 2018 until further notice

Access to the immediate area surrounding the Echuca Water Tower has been restricted until further notice while assessments are carried out on materials which have dislodged from the roof area.

The area has been fenced off and signage is in place in order to conduct the work and to ensure public safety.

We apologise for any inconvenience to pedestrians and those in the vicinity.

 

Heathcote Sewer Scheme Project Bennett Street, Redleaf Close and Heathcote South, Heathcote May 2018 - until further notice

Construction work has started in the Bennet Street area.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

Residents have been notified.

Chlorination program, Kyneton

Kyneton March 2017 - until further notice

We are carrying out chlorine disinfection on the Kyneton water supply network.

There will be no disruption to supply although you may notice a change in the taste and odour of drinking water.

The water is safe to drink and meets Australian Drinking Water Standards.

Sewer main inspections, cleaning and renewals Various locations across our region July 2018 - June 2019

Our contractors, Lendlease, Interflow and RSP Environmental Services, carry out CCTV sewer main inspections, cleaning and renewals in various locations across our region.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

No disruption to service.

 

For more information on our currently underway and completed projects see our Projects page.

 

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More information on currently underway and completed works is available on our Projects page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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