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Boort is in the Loddon Shire next to Lake Boort. Boort is a local Aboriginal word meaning 'smoke from the hill'. The traditional owners of the land are the Dja Dja Wurung people. 

The town is known for its native birdlife and has a population of around 873 people.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Boort here.

Water Supply

Goulburn - supplies Rochester, Pyramid Hill, Boort, Lockington, Mitiamo, Serpentine, Dingee, Jarklin, Mysia and Macorna. Raw water is supplied from the Waranga Basin. Goulburn-Murray Water manages the raw water supply. The source for Pyramid Hill and Serpentine is the Waranga Basin, then supplied through the Pyramid Hill Channel system for Pyramid Hill, and for Serpentine the East Loddon Pipeline

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Boort Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes coagulation/flocculation, clarification, dual media filtration and pH correction. It's then chlorinated and stored in 3 water storage tanks. Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) can be used to manage poor water quality.



Sewage is treated at the Boort Water Reclamation Plant (WRP).

What happens at the water reclamation plant

The WRP produces treated Class C recycled water using a lagoon system. The treated water is used to irrigate surrounding farmland.


The nearest standpipes to Boort are:

  • Reef Street, Wedderburn
  • behind Railway Avenue, Pyramid Hill

For more information on standpipes and how to use them, see water carting.

Projects and planned works

We plan projects and works to maintain and improve our services. Find out more about our current projects.

Last updated on 24 May 2024
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