Construction on the $7.5 million recycled water pipeline planned for Kyneton is almost complete.

The 14-kilometre pipeline heading north of the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant will distribute recycled water to irrigation customers.

A 60-hectare farming property will be the first to access beneficial recycled water from the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant, with possible opportunities for further properties in the future.

The farm was selected as the first to benefit after a land capability assessment and a commitment from the owner to partner long-term with Coliban Water.

The land capability assessment for the use of recycled water included soil, land and groundwater assessments, water budget, climate, topography salinity and sodicity risk, nutrient budget, proximity to water bodies and other properties.

The water delivered through the pipeline will be Class C water, which is approved by the Environment Protection Authority for use in agricultural irrigation.

The Scheme is the final piece to the $20 million Kyneton Solutions Project, which aims to prevent the release of non-compliant water to the Campaspe River and improve its long-term health as well as servicing the Kyneton community for decades to come.

Kyneton Recycled Water Pipeline