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From Basin to Tap

Daylesford Water Basin Upgrade



The average daily water supply for Daylesford is approximately 2 megalitres however, it can peak up to 5 megalitres with tourist activity.

To ensure the region’s water remains on tap, the low level basin is currently undergoing maintenance to ensure it continues to service the region into the future.

Daylesford’s water supply is delivered from two water basins on Wombat Hill in Daylesford. The high level basin was constructed in the late 1890’s, while the low level basin was built in the 1960’s.

The regions water comes via the Central Highlands Water treatment plant from the Wombat, Bullarto and Hepburn Reservoirs, as well as the Coomoora bore.

The low level basin holds approximately 3.4 megalitres and feeds approximately two-thirds of customers in Daylesford, providing water in and around the Daylesford CBD and as far out as Hepburn Springs.