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17 April 2019

COMMUNITY CHOOSES TAP WITH RECORD NUMBER OF WATER STATION BOOKINGS

Coliban Water has had its busiest season on record for bookings of the water trailer and portable water units as part of its in-kind sponsorship program.

 

11 April 2019

KAYAKS AND CANOES NOW PERMITTED AT BARKERS CREEK RESERVOIR

From today, kayaks and canoes are now permitted for on-water recreational use at Barkers Creek Reservoir.

 

3 April 2019

CASTLEMAINE CHLORINATION PROGRAM TRIAL AT HALFWAY MARK

Coliban Water is at the half way mark of a planned 12 month water quality improvement project for Castlemaine.

 

3 April 2019

REMEMBER TO ADJUST YOUR WATERING SYSTEM FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING

Coliban Water is reminding customers to adjust their automatic watering systems when daylight saving ends on Sunday 7 April.

 

1 April 2019

RAW WATER SUPPLY CHANGE FOR HEATHCOTE AND TOOBORAC CUSTOMERS

Coliban Water customers are advised that the raw water supply to the Heathcote Water Treatment Plant that supplies Heathcote and Tooborac will be changed from Lake Eppalock to Caledonia Reservoir from the week beginning Monday 1 April.

 

28 March 2019

WATER MAIN NETWORK IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN MONDAY

Improvements to the Laanecoorie water supply network will take place in the form of water mains cleaning from this Monday 1 April.

 

28 March 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT WORKS TO COMMENCE THIS MONTH

Ten kilometres of land along the Campaspe River and Post Office Creek in Kyneton will see the benefits of environmental improvement works, as part of a project to offset the impact of releases from the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant to the Campaspe River.

 

20 March 2019

COLIBAN WATER FIRST WATER UTILITY IN VICTORIA TO ADOPT SMART WATER STATIONS

Joint Media Release - Coliban Water and City of Greater Bendigo

Coliban Water has partnered with the City of Greater Bendigo to install a ‘next generation’ public water bottle refill unit and drinking fountain unlike anything Bendigo, or the region, have seen before.

 

18 March 2019

DIVERS CARRY OUT ROUTINE TANK CLEANING WORKS AT TREATMENT PLANTS

Diving specialists have carried out routine tank cleaning works at three water treatment plants in the Coliban Water region.

 

14 March 2019

SOUTH WEST LODDON PIPELINE DELIVERING FOR COMMUNITIES

Media Release - The Hon Lisa Neville MP

More than 3,400 water users in Victoria’s north-west are set to receive an upgrade to the quality of their drinking water through the connection of the South West Loddon Pipeline to several Coliban Water treatment plants.

 

8 March 2019

WATER MAIN BURST IN WHITE HILLS

Media Information Statement

A burst on a 450mm water main in Napier Street, White Hills, between Lyons Street and Cambridge Crescent, has interrupted water supply to Coliban Water customers in White Hills, Epsom, Ascot and Huntly.

 

8 March 2019

FORGING A MORE GENDER-BALANCED WORLD ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) theme Balance for Better has the full support of Coliban Water and its first female Chairperson.

 

4 March 2019

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE RULES WHEN BIRD SHOOTING

As the Victorian duck hunting season approaches, Coliban Water is reminding duck hunters to ensure they only go hunting in State Game Reserves and other areas open to duck hunting.

 

4 March 2019

RURAL SEASON FORECAST ANTICIPATED TO OPEN ON 100 PER CENT

Coliban Water has forecast the 2019/20 rural season to open at 100 per cent allocation.

 

1 March 2019

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE IMPACTING RAW WATER QUALITY IN GOULBURN SYSTEM

Coliban Water has increased its water quality testing program and has started water carting to some towns following elevated levels of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) in the Goulburn water supply system.

 

18 February 2019

$100,000 OF ENVIRONMENTAL WORKS TO BE COMPLETED AS RESULT OF SEWER SPILL

Coliban Water has today pleaded guilty in the Kyneton Magistrates Court to the charge of creating an environmental hazard in relation to a sewer spill that occurred at Kyneton in July 2016.

 

14 February 2019

ORIGINAL SEWER MAIN TO BE RENEWED UNDER CHARING CROSS

Coliban Water is renewing a 100-year-old sewer main under one of Bendigo’s busiest intersections with minimal disruption to traffic and no interruption to sewer services.

 

12 February 2019

NEVILLE PEARCE APPOINTED AS ACTING MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Board of Coliban Water has appointed its Chief Operating Officer Neville Pearce as Acting Managing Director as the corporation makes preparations for recruiting its next Managing Director.

 

5 February 2019

UPGRADE WORKS KICK OFF AT HEATHCOTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT

A $4.8 million upgrade is underway at Heathcote Water Treatment Plant to improve water taste and odour and overall operational efficiency.

 

25 January 2019

INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF EPSOM ENERGY DEMAND PROJECT

An ‘outside the box’ approach to resource sustainability has led Coliban Water down a new and exciting pathway, resulting in the Epsom Energy Demand Project.

 

25 January 2019

JEFF RIGBY TO DEPART COLIBAN WATER

Jeff Rigby has announced his resignation as Managing Director of Coliban Water after leading the organisation for the past seven years.

 

17 January 2019

DON’T RELY ON TOWN WATER IN THE EVENT OF BUSHFIRE

Coliban Water is reminding customers to be prepared with an alternative source of water when making their fire plans this season.

 

16 January 2019

COMMUNITY AWARENESS SOUGHT TO COMBAT ILLEGAL RUBBISH DUMPING

Lauriston Reservoir has again been the target of illegal rubbish dumping – with the latest pile of rubbish discovered on Friday 11 January this year at the western entrance to the reservoir grounds.

 

15 January 2019

BURST WATER MAIN IN MITCHELL STREET

Media Information Statement

A burst on a 150mm water main on Mitchell Street on Monday 14 January 2019 impacted supply to customers between Mollison Street and McLaren Street.

 

11 January 2019

COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION FOR CASTLEMAINE CHLORINATION PROGRAM

Coliban Water will be holding a community information session for Castlemaine customers this month to provide an update on the current change to the drinking water treatment process.

 

24 December 2018

CONTROLLED WATER RELEASES TO CAMPASPE RIVER TO CONTINUE AT KYNETON

Coliban Water will continue water releases to the Campaspe River to prevent a lagoon overflow at the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant.

 

18 December 2018

COLIBAN WATER WRAPS UP BIG YEAR OF INVESTMENT IN OUR REGION

More than $20 million in capital projects has been delivered by Coliban Water in the 2017/18 financial year, with a number of other significant projects underway.

 

14 December 2018

CONTROLLED WATER RELEASE FROM KYNETON WATER RECLAMATION PLANT

Coliban Water has resumed water releases to the Campaspe River to prevent a lagoon overflow at the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant.

 

10 December 2018

RAW WATER SUPPLY TO CHANGE FOR HEATHCOTE AND TOOBORAC CUSTOMERS

Coliban Water customers are advised that the raw water supply to the Heathcote Water Plant that supplies Heathcote and Tooborac will be changed from Lake Eppalock to Caledonia Reservoir on Monday 17 December 2018.

 

6 December 2018

DRY SPRING A REMINDER TO BE WATER EFFICIENT THIS SUMMER

Coliban Water is reminding customers to use water wisely this summer by following the Permanent Water Saving Rules that are in place at all times.

 

4 December 2018

WATER QUALITY WARNING REMOVED FROM CAMPBELLS CREEK

Coliban Water has removed the water quality warning from Campbells Creek, following the completion of improvement works at the Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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