Fryerstown

Fryerstown is a small town in the goldfields region of Victoria, Australia. Fryerstown and the surrounding area has a population of 320 people which peaked at 15,000 during the Victorian gold rush in the Mount Alexander Shire.

 

Water supply

The McCay system services the townships of Castlemaine (which includes Campbells Creek, Chewton, Fryerstown, Guildford and Harcourt) Elphinstone, Taradale, Maldon and Newstead.

The Coliban System (Southern) serves Castlemaine, Campbells Creek, Chewton, Fryerstown, Guildford and Harcourt covering a population of 10,900 with around 5,700 connections.

Raw water is sourced from the McCay Reservoir which has a capacity of around 1360 megalitres. The reservoir is located approximately 3.5 kilometres east of Chewton and is filled from the Malmsbury Reservoir via the Coliban Main Channel.

For further water resource information on the Coliban System (Southern) see our monthly Water Summaries.

 

Water treatment

Raw water for the townships in this system is treated at the water treatment plant located at the McCay Reservoir.

The treatment process comprises microfiltration, flocculation, ozonation, pH correction, fluoridation and disinfection before storage in a 6 megalitre clearwater tank. The plant has a capacity to treat 18 megalitres a day.

Treated water is supplied to Fryerstown via a branch of the McCay pipeline.

 

Projects, planned works and standpipes


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Wastewater

There is no sewerage system for the township of Fryerstown.

Townships without sewerage systems generally have septic tanks or other onsite wastewater systems to treat and dispose of, or recycle domestic wastewater at unsewered sites.

There is an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria Code of Practice for Onsite Wastewater Management and the local councils are responsible for the developing and managing domestic wastewater programs and plans. Further information on onsite wastewater is available on the EPA website.

 

Water restrictions

Permanent Water Saving Rules (PWSR) apply.

PWSR are a set of five common sense water rules that are in place at all times when water restrictions are not in force.

 

 

Pricing information

 

Currently our region is divided into two separate pricing districts: Central and Northern. Fixed charges remain the same across both pricing districts but customers in each district pay a different rate per kilolitre of water used.

 

Fryerstown is in our Central District which covers our Bendigo, Castlemaine and Kyneton areas, Pyramid Hill, Lockington and towns near the Loddon River.

 

For full details see our Pricing information page.

 

 

 

 


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