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Recycled water is available in some housing developments in Bendigo, including:

  • Evergreen Waters and Evergreen Links in Jackass Flat
  • Peppercorn Estate in White Hills.

New properties in these areas need to connect to recycled water.

When connecting a property, plumbers must follow the Conditions of Connection for Dual Pipe Areas within Coliban Water (PDF 103KB).

How to connect

  1. Purchase a recycled water meter from an authorised Quick Connect Agent (PDF 54KB).

  2. The Quick Connect Agent must submit the Water and Sewer Connections online form.

  3. Once the application is approved, your plumber can collect the meter from the Quick Connect Agent and tap the recycled water main to install your new meter.

You'll need:

  • a copy of the land title and proof of ownership
  • building plan, including site plan and floor plan


Recycled water inspections

Your plumber must notify us within 24 hours of tapping the meter so we can complete a tapping inspection and lock the meter. Only then can you backfill the trenches.

To unlock your meter, you need to pass the R3 inspection:

  • R1 - meter to house stage
  • R2 - rough-in stage
  • R3 - commissioning stage

We conduct R1 and R2 inspections at random, however the R3 inspection is mandatory.

Plumbers need to submit a Recycled Water Inspection Request form online at least 48 hours before each installation stage to arrange an inspection.


A $275.39 inspection fee applies to residential property owners.


Last updated on 11 Dec 2019
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