Pyramid Hill

Pyramid Hill is a small town on Victoria's northern plains about 80 kilometres from Bendigo. It is in the Loddon Shire and has a population of around 470.

It is named after the adjacent granite hill with its many interesting rock formations.

The original survey for the township was on the south side of the hill but with the opening of the railway in 1885 the town was moved to its present site.


Water supply

Pyramid Hill is part of our Goulburn System and has around 300 connections servicing the population. The water treatment plant was commissioned in 1996.

Water for the township is pumped from Goulburn Murray Water's Waranga Western Channel and stored in the Pyramid Hill storage basin which holds up to 57 megalitres.

There are no dams or reservoirs within this system.

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

 

Water treatment

Raw water from the storage basin is pumped to the nearby Aquagenics plant where it is treated with flocculation, clarification, filtration and pH correction.

If necessary, powdered activated carbon (PAC) is dosed for the removal of blue green algae toxins. The treated water is chlorinated before transfer to the clearwater storage tank. The plant has a capacity of 1.8 megalitres per day.

After treatment, water is stored in a clearwater storage tank at the treatment plant which has a capacity of 325 kilolitres. Water is then pumped to the Pyramid Hill standpipe which has a capacity of 540 kilolitres
and from there it is pumped to the township's reticulation system.

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

 

 

Projects, planned works and standpipes


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Wastewater

Where does my sewage go?

The wastewater reticulation system was constructed in 2003 and comprises five pump stations and eight kilometres of sewer network.

Wastewater is pumped to the Pyramid Hill Wastewater Reclamation Plant.

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 treated water is evaporated and/or irrigated on an adjacent eight hectare treated effluent irrigation area.

The facility currently treats around 50 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

Behind Railway Avenue, Pyramid Hill (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.

 

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

For full details see our Pricing information page.

 

 

 


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