Replacing water after a fire

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If essential water has been taken from domestic tanks and stock or irrigation dams for firefighting purposes, landowners can request that the water be replaced.

Essential water is defined as water required to sustain:

  • The health of affected residents and pets
  • The health and productivity of stock
  • Agricultural and horticultural crops, permanent plantings and intensive industries

To request that water be replaced the landowner must:

Send your form to the Coordinator Community Resilience and Emergency Management, 195 Lyttleton Terrace Bendigo VIC 3550.

The request must be lodged with Council within 3 months of the bushfire event.   

Contact us

For more information about essential water replacement contact us on 03 5434 6000.

We welcome your feedback.

Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.


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