Water Supply

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Operators involved in Water Supply will have one or a combination of the following activities as the primary activity of their operations: dam operation (water supply); desalination plant operation; mineral water supply from the ground; water distribution by pipeline; water filtration plant operation; water reservoir operation; water supply for irrigation; water supply pumping station operation; and/or water supply system operation.

Ballarat homes were connected to a new wastewater system for the first time in 1925.[1]

Central Highlands Water was formed to service the water needs of the region.[2]



The reservoirs at Harry Beale’s and Kirk’s dams are now full, and both basins, the former particularly, present a wide expanse of water. As we have mentioned elsewhere, there is now, and has for some time been, a stream of waste water from the reservoirs discharging into the Lake Wendouree by the pipes at the filter basins there. At the by-wash opposite Duncan’s nursery a three-inch pipe has been laid under the parade to the nursery gardens, the rose head being enclosed in a square box in the lake. This box is about three feet high, and out of water, and the lake may be raised to that level now without overflowing the bywash. At that level the whole of the weeds in the lake at present would be submerged.[3]


See also

Ballaarat Water Board

Kirk's Reservoir

Dam Operation (water supply)

Mineral Water Supply from the Ground

Boon Spa

Cottonwood Springs

Deep Spring

Eganstown Spa

Hepburn Mineral Spring Co.

Hepburn Spa Ltd

Taurina Spa

Water Distribution by Pipeline

Water Filtration Plant Operation

Water Reservoir Operation

Ballarat East Water Commission

Ballarat Water Commission

Ballarat Water Commissioners

Beale's Reservoir

Bungal Dam

Central Highlands Water - 7 Learmonth Road, Wendouree - 118 High Street, Maryborough (<2011>)

Gong Gong Reservoir

Kirk's Reservoir

Lake Wendouree

Lal Lal Reservoir

Pincott's Reservoir

Maryborough Water Supply

Moorabool Reservoir

White Swan Reservoir

Wilson's Reservoir

Water Supply for Irrigation

Water Supply Pumping Station Operation

Water Supply System Operation

Ballarat Water Supply Office

Waterways and bodies

Back Creek - Baillie's Creek - Balliang Creek - Bullarook Creek - Burrumbeet Creek - Colmadai Creek - Coole-Barghuck Creek - Creswick Creek - Djarriwarrh Creek - Dog Trap Creek - Five Mile Creek - Gnarkeet Chain of Ponds - Gong Gong Creek - Goodman's Creek - Horse Lagoon - Lake Burrumbeet - Lake Learmonth - Lake Wendouree - Lal Lal Creek - Langdon's Creek - Lerderderg Creek - Lerderderg River - Little Bendigo Creek - Little River - Lorkuperrimul Creek - Moorabool Falls - Moorabool River - Mount Misery Creek - Myer's Creek - Myrniong Creek - Naringhil Creek - Native Hut Creek - Paddock Creek - Parawan Creek - Roos's Creek - Slaty Creek - Spring Creek - Springhill Creek - Tea Tree Creek - Werribee River - White Stone Lagoon - Williamson's Creek - Woady Yaloak Creek - Yarrowee Creek - Yarrowee River


  1. The Courier, Celebrating the Century, 2000.
  2. The Courier, Celebrating the Century, 2000.
  3. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Monday 4 July 1864, page 2. Digital copy accessed via Trove.

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--Beth Kicinski 10:49, 14 August 2013 (EST)

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