STORAGE CAPACITY AT KYNETON PLANT DOUBLES

A newly constructed 200 megalitre storage at the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant will ensure towns like Kyneton have the water infrastructure they need for the future.

Recycled water is now flowing into the lagoon, which was completed as part of Phase 2 works of the Kyneton Solutions Project.

The new storage more than doubles the storage capacity at the plant. When the plant storage is combined with storage at Hardwick Meatworks as part of Phase 1 works, storage for Kyneton has now tripled.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas inspected the facility today, which is undergoing a multi-million dollar upgrade to be able to serve the Kyneton region until 2040.

The storages will optimise reuse opportunities and releases of tertiary treated water to the Campaspe River when there are suitable river flows, in line with the Coliban Water’s EPA licence requirements.

Coliban Water is committed to long-term catchment health and acknowledges the important role the organisation has in protecting river health for generations to come.

The final piece of Phase Two is a recycled water pipeline to deliver water to local irrigators and businesses. New irrigators are currently being secured that will see greater reuse of recycled water in the Kyneton region. More information is available at the Kyneton Solutions Project page of Coliban Water’s website.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“I am delighted to see works have progressed quickly at the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant, this trebling of storage is the infrastructure that the growing community of Kyneton needs and deserves.”

“The completion of these works is an important milestone for Coliban Water, signaling change for the Kyneton community and the Campaspe River.”

Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Water Richard Wynne

“I’m pleased to see action taken to get this work complete, for the health of the Campaspe River and the community”

“I congratulate Coliban Water for completing this important milestone.”