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 (1300 COLIBAN) or see our contact us page for other contact details.

 

> Planned works and interruptions

 

Works Location Dates

Details

Air scouring program Dunnolly, Laanecoorie, Bealiba and Tarnagulla Monday 1 April 2019 - Thursday 18 April 2019

Our contractor H&S Maintenance will carry out routine air scouring work on the Laanecoorie water supply system to help remove any sediment and maintain disinfection levels.

There will be some disruption to water supply services as a result of these works. Affected customers have been notified by letter.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

Please contact us on 1300 363 200 (1300 COLIBAN) if you require more information.

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.

Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant works Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant, Langslow Street, Castlemaine Wednesday 27 March 2019

We are conducting maintenance and investigation works at our Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant to maintain and improve the performance of the odour control systems.

While we conduct these works, parts of the odour control plant will be shut down for up to eight hours.

During this time there is a greater potential for odour.

No interruption to your sewer service.

Residents living close to the plant have been notified.

Standpipe repairs, Heathcote Herriot Street, Heathcote Thursday 28 March and Friday 29 March 2019

Standpipe temporarily closed for repairs.

The nearest alternative standpipe is on High Street (near corner of Victoria Hill Road), Heathcote.

Standpipe repairs, Strathdale Reservoir Road, Strathdale Monday 18 March 2019 until further notice

Standpipe temporarily closed for repairs until further notice.

The nearest alternative standpipe is on Retreat Road, Spring Gully. 

Water main renewal, Echuca Crescent Street, Echuca (between Goulburn Road and Pakenham Street) Wednesday 6 March 2019 - Friday 22 March 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, Echuca Towle Court, Echuca (off Poplar Street) Thursday 14 February 2019 – Friday 22 March 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, Mitiamo Mitiamo Wednesday 6 February 2019 - until further notice

Mitiamo is experiencing poor raw water quality at present.

As a precautionary measure, we are commencing water carting from the week beginning Wednesday 6 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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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