Lockington

Lockington is a town in northern Victoria, Australia. The town is located in Campaspe Shire, 70 kilometres north of Bendigo.

Lockington has a population of around 420 people.

The area was originally named Pannoobamawm. When the railway arrived in 1915 the station was named Bamawm. It was soon decided to name the growing town after William Lockington, a prominent Jesuit priest in the early 20th century.


Water supply

Lockington is part of our Goulburn System and we provide water to around 420 people as well as commercial and industrial users via 215 connections.

Raw water is sourced from Goulburn Murray Water's Rochester No. 24 Irrigation Channel. The bulk entitlement for Lockington is 130 megalitres . The raw water is stored in two basins which hold 18 megalitres combined.

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

 

Water treatment

Water is pumped from the storage basin where it is treated by flocculation, dissolved air floatation and filtration, pH correction and disinfected by chlorination after which it is stored in a clearwater tank.

The Lockington treatment plant has a capacity of 1.0 megalitre a day.

The treated water is pumped from the clearwater storage to a standpipe from where it is gravity fed into the Lockington reticulation system.

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

 

Projects, planned works and standpipes


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Lockington Hotel

 

Wastewater

Lockington Septic Tank Cleaning Service

The Shire of Campaspe has a common effluent scheme in Lockington where all properties have onsite septic tanks which discharge to our sewer system.

Our Lockington customers pay our full sewerage service charge for this hybrid system.

A Community Forum was held in March 2017 in Lockington as part of our Pricing Submission 2018 engagement. The forum focussed on options to make our sewer prices fairer to Lockington customers.

The option chosen was customers will pay the full sewerage service charge and we will pay for a contractor to clean their septic tank every three years.

By providing a septic tank cleaning service we hope our Lockington customers feel they have a fairer sewer service.

 

Where does my sewage go?

The sewerage system for Lockington was constructed in 1997. Wastewater is collected via five pumps stations and travels through around 10km of sewer mains and treated at the Lockington Water Reclamation Plant.


What happens at the water reclamation plant?

The Lockington Water Reclamation Plant is located about three kilometres west of the township.

Wastewater is treated at the plant through a three hectare lagoon system to a Class C standard. The Class C reclaimed water is evaporated or irrigated to farmland surrounding the site.

The facility currently treats around 20 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

Campaspe Street (saleyards), Rochester
(Google Map)

 

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.

Lockington 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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