We are carrying out field investigations south of Kyneton to identify potential for a groundwater supply for Kyneton and Tylden.
Supply to the towns is secure, but identifying a groundwater supply will provide an alternative source to manage any water quality risks and supplement the current supply in dry periods.
The need to augment supply was identified in Coliban Water’s Urban Water Strategy of 2017 and aligns with the guiding principles of Strategy 2030; focussing on securing the region’s water supply through innovation, education and carbon reduction.
The towns are currently supplied by water from Lauriston Reservoir, which is treated at the Kyneton Water Treatment Plant.
We are carrying out field investigations south of Kyneton next week to identify potential for a groundwater supply for Kyneton and Tylden.
The works will begin on Monday 24 May 2021 on Chanters Lane in Tylden and should be complete by Friday 28 May 2021. Residents on Chanters lane will notice some traffic management and possible noise from the works.
Further groundwater investigation works may be happening around Kyneton and Tylden in the next financial year, with any affected residents being notified prior.
Further information on water security and our Urban Water Strategy is available on our website www.coliban.com.au
Timeline item 1 - complete
Initial research and investigation.
Timeline item 2 - active
Bore investigations - Chanters Lane, Tylden. The bores were drilled in the basalt aquifer to a depth of around 50 meters.
While the results at one site were promising in terms of potential flow rates, we plan undertake further investigative drilling in the Tylden area in the coming months to see if we can achieve greater yields.
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
If feasible, apply for a groundwater entitlement.