Boort

 

Boort is a town in Victoria, approximately 100 kilometres north west of Bendigo and located next to Lake Boort, in the Loddon Shire. Boort had a population of 777 in 2011.

The town is known for its native birdlife. Boort is a local Aboriginal word meaning 'Smoke from the hill'.

The traditional owners of Boort are the Dja Dja Wurung people. There are many remnants of traditional indigenous life in and around the town.

 

Water supply

Boort is part of our Goulburn System and has 495 connections.

Raw water is sourced from the Goulburn Murray Water North Boort Irrigation Channel.

From the channel the raw water is gravity fed into a storage basin located in the Boort township. The storage basin has a capacity of 84 megalitres.

For further water resource information on the Goulburn System see our monthly Water Summaries.

 

Water treatment

Water is pumped from the storage basin to the adjacent treatment plant where it undergoes flocculation, filtration, clarification and pH correction. It is then chlorinated and stored in three clear water storage tanks that hold around 500 kilolites.

The treated water is then pumped from the clearwater storages to a high level tank via a high lift pump for gravitation to the Boort reticulation system. The elevated tank has recently been upgraded as part of the Water Quality Improvement Program.

Full list of water treatment processes and added substances at out plants.

 

Projects, planned works and standpipes


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The water tank at Boort Water Treatment Plant

 

Wastewater

Where does my sewage go?

The Boort Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), located approximately 2.5km north of Boort, treats sewage from around 460 customers.

What happens at the water reclamation plant?

Wastewater is treated at the plant through a lagoon system to a Class C standard. The system consists of two facultative lagoons, a maturation lagoon and winter storage lagoon and an irrigation system. The Class C reclaimed water is irrigated to farmland surrounding the site.


The facility currently treats around 60 megalitres annually.


The The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria licence specifies conditions for the management of emissions from the site including wastewater quality and odour.

 

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.

 

Standpipes

Fire Station, Fernihurst North Road, Mysia
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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.

 

 

Boort 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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