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Serpentine is on the Loddon Valley Highway in the Loddon Shire. The town was named after explorer Thomas Mitchell's description of the river, Serpentine Creek.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Serpentine here.

Water restrictions

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 Serpentine Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes coagulation and flocculation, clarification, filtration and pH correction. The water is then disinfected via chlorination and stored in clearwater tanks. Taste and odour compounds can be removed using a powdered activated carbon (PAC) system.



There is no sewerage system for Serpentine.

Towns without sewerage systems generally have septic tanks to treat sewage. Find out more about onsite wastewater systems on the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) website.


The nearest standpipe to Serpentine is:

  • Glossop Street, Mitiamo

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 or planned works in our region.


Last updated on 01 Apr 2020
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