Welcome to the Kyneton Solutions Project

Our Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant treats wastewater from around 3,800 customers in Kyneton, Malmsbury, Trentham and Tylden. It produces tertiary treated water and Class C water.

Wastewater from residential and commercial customers is treated by a Biological Nutrient Removal process and ultraviolet disinfection to produce tertiary treated water, a high quality, low nutrient water. Tertiary treated water is supplied to the Kyneton Racecourse, Kyneton Botanic Gardens, Kyneton Showgrounds, Barkly Square Recreation Reserve and Hardwick’s land for irrigation.

Wastewater from our trade waste customers is treated in a series of lagoons, a process similar to composting garden waste, to produce Class C water, which is used onsite for flood and spray irrigation. We are licensed by the EPA to release tertiary treated water to the Campaspe River at Wards Lane. The water must meet water quality parameters and be released at a maximum ratio of 20 per cent treated water to 80 per cent river flow. River flow is measured at a gauging station at Redesdale.

When there isn’t a demand for irrigation water or when there isn’t sufficient flows to release water to the Campaspe River our plant has struggled to store the treated water it produces.

Phase one began in October 2019.

Our works at our Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant will prevent the release of non-compliant water to the Campaspe River and improve its long term health.

Phase 1 works include:

  • Algae disruptor in Lagoon 4. The algae disruptor minimises algae build up on the surface of the water. Algae can reduce evaporation and prevent sunlight from treating the water.
  • Pilot filtration plant in Lagoon 4. We are trialling an additional filtration process to improve water quality.
  • Lagoon 1 partition and aerators in Lagoon 1. Aerators will enable oxygen to circulate and increase treatment capacity. The partition will increase the retention time to improve water quality.
  • Tanks and pipework Three 30 kilolitre tanks and pipework have been installed to supply Class B recycled water to Hardwick’s storage and irrigation development.

Watch our Phase 1 video here.

Phase 2 was announced in November 2019 and include:

  • Class C to Class B treatment plant. The plant is an additional treatment process for our trade waste stream to treat Class C water from Lagoon 4 to Class B for irrigation.
  • Two additional storage lagoons. Two additional storage of approximately 260 megalitres are being constructed and additional land for irrigation identified.

Watch our Phase 2 video here.

Map of Kyneton

Phase 1 & 2 of Kyneton Solutions Project