Trentham Groundwater Bore Project

> Latest news - Monday 18 February 2019

In 2018 we commenced a project to identify additional groundwater resources for Trentham to meet the growing demand and manage any water quality risks.

Investigation drilling identified a site at the Trentham Water Treatment Plant that showed promise.

In December 2018, we applied to Goulburn–Murray Water to amend our existing groundwater licence to include two new bores and increase the licence volume by 220 mega litres per year.

Our Contractor GHD will now conduct pumping tests at the site to confirm the bore yield and water quality.
The pumping tests are scheduled to take place during February 2019.

A number of bores will be monitored during the pumping tests to assist with determining impacts to surrounding groundwater users and the environment, including some privately owned bores.

The information collected from the pumping test will be also be used to support our groundwater licence application.


> Background

We are carrying out an exploration project to identify additional groundwater resources for the Trentham township.

Trentham is one of the fastest growing areas in our region so it is important we continue to plan for the future and identify additional water resources.

The town is currently supplied by a natural spring and the Trentham groundwater system.


> Impact to customers

There will be no interruption to water or sewer services during the works.

There may be some minor traffic interruptions when required.

The project has been designed to limit inconvenience to residents. However, work will involve some heavy machinery and there will be some short-term disturbances, such as noise during the project.

We will try to keep this to a minimum and apologise for any inconvenience.

Above: camera inspection of a groundwater bore


> Timeline

Works commenced in February 2018 and are expected to be complete in 2019.

> Contact us

For further information regarding the project please call our Customer Support Team on 1300 363 200 or email us at


> Further information

Community Update - December 2018

Community update - May 2018

Community update - February 2018

Planned works and interruptions page

Trentham Your Town page

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