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.

We have not listed all our current planned works below; just the 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. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information call our Contact Centre on 1300 363 200 or see our contact us page for other contact details.


> Planned works and interruptions


Works Location Dates


Maintenance to Elmore standpipe Elmore-Raywood Road, Elmore All day, Thursday 24 January 2019

Contractors plan to carry out maintenance to Elmore standpipe.

This is expected to take one day. This notice will be removed once works are complete.

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.

We are holding an information session for Castlemaine customers to come and speak with our staff about the program from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019 at the Ray Bradfield room in Forest Street, Castlemaine.

Water main renewal, Echuca Landsborough Street, Echuca (between Anstruther and Pakenham streets) Monday 7 January 2019 - Friday 25 January 2019

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

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

No disruption to services.

Raw water source change, Heathcote and Tooborac Heathcote Water Treatment Plant Monday 17 December 2018 until further notice

The raw water source for the Heathcote Water Treatment Plant is being changed from Lake Eppalock to Caledonia Reservoir.

Heathcote and Tooborac customers may notice a change in the taste or the odour of the drinking water.

If customers have any issues regarding water quality, please call 1300 363 200.

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.

Water usage, Campbells Creek Campbells Creek, (between discharge point on Langslow Street until where creek meets Loddon River) Tuesday 23 October 2018 until further notice

Our Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant experienced some treatment issues in October 2018 that saw lower quality water discharged to Campbells Creek.

These issues have since been resolved and the plant is now operating as normal.

Coliban Water is a major contributor to the flows in Campbells Creek. It's important to note other sources of water quality risk also exist.

These impacts may include stormwater contamination following a large rain event, septic tank discharges, erosion, and contamination from the faeces of stock and other animals.

Although water discharged to Campbells Creek meets Coliban Water's licence conditions, the Environmental Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) recommends people avoid direct contact or ingestion of water from Campbells Creek.


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 - April 2019

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.

Standpipe works, Marong

Calder Alternative Highway, Marong 2 March 2017 until further notice

The Marong standpipe has been temporarily flow controlled.

Regular users of the standpipe will notice that it will take longer to fill their tanks.

The nearest alternative standpipes are on Loddon Valley Highway (close to intersection with Grintons lane), Myers Flat, and at Station Street (close to intersection with Olympic Parade), Kangaroo Flat.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


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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