Welcome to the Elmore Groundwater System
Our Elmore Groundwater System only supplies the town of Elmore.
We service around 453 water connections and 403 wastewater connections for a population of more than 770.
Water for Elmore is sourced from two groundwater bores. Groundwater Resources are managed by Goulburn-Murray Water under the Lower Campaspe Valley Water Supply Protection Area Groundwater Management Plan.
Raw water is treated at our water treatment plant in Elmore and supplied to customers through our water supply network.
Wastewater is collected through our sewer network and treated at our water reclamation plant at Elmore.
Recycled water is reused onsite. Biosolids are periodically removed from the lagoons and reused in accordance with EPA requirements.
Securing our water future
Our priority is securing water for our customers and ensuring the demand for water is met for the next 50 years.
We use water resource and climate data from the last 130 years, as well as population growth, household water usage and climate change projections to forecast our future water resource position.
We need to continually adapt to meet these challenges, and balance the social, environmental and economic needs to plan for a sustainable future.
Our Urban Water Strategy identifies the best mix of actions to provide water services now and into the future. Building bigger and better infrastructure is not the only way to ensure security of supply. We can look for new ways to reduce the water we use, find new water sources, or reuse more water.
Investments in this system
Since our last Urban Water Strategy in 2017 we have established a new biosolids processing facility at the Elmore Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) to enable future local reuse of this valuable material.