Korong Vale

Korong Vale is a town in north western Victoria in the Loddon Shire. Korong Vale has a population of 180.

Korongvale Post Office opened on 17 May 1879 and was renamed Korong Vale around 1945.

Korong Vale - as the junction of the Kulwin and Robinvale railway lines - was a major railway town for many years and much of the population was made up of railway staff and their families. The local railway station also had a locomotive depot and railway yard.

 

Water supply

Korong Vale's water supply system serves the local population and commervcial and industrial users. It is part of the Wimmera System.

Raw water for the township is sourced from the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline. The earthen storage basins located in Korong Vale have been replaced with two 2 megalitre lined and covered basins.

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

 

Water treatment

The Korong Vale Water Treatment plant is situated around 6 kilometres north of Korong Vale.

Raw water is pumped from the adjacent storages to the plant where it is treated by flocculation, clarification, filtration and pH correction. There is also the capability to extract blue-green algae by means of a carbon filter. The water is chlorinated before storage in clearwater storage tanks.

The plant has a capacity to treat 3.6 megalitres per day.

The treated water is pumped from the clearwater tanks to the Korong Vale Tank and also into the reticulation system.

When the pumps are not operating, Korong Vale is supplied by gravity feed from the tank. The Korong Vale tank has the capacity of around 650 kilolitres.

 

Solar energy project

The solar power system at the Korong Vale Water Treatment Plant increases the plant’s energy efficiency and reduces its carbon footprint.

The 30KW system consists of 112 panels and enables approximately 50 per cent of the plant’s operations to be powered by solar energy. This improves the plant’s energy efficiency by using solar power before drawing from the grid network.

The solar energy initiative saves the plant $7,000 per year in energy costs and reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 tonnes each year.

Pump and filtration systems consume high amounts of energy and at the Korong Vale plant these systems are largely solar powered.

 

Projects, planned works and standpipes

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The Korong Vale Water Treatment Plant

 

Wastewater

There is no sewerage system for the township of Korong Vale.

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 EPA 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.

 

Standpipes

Reef Street, Wedderburn (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.

 

Korong Vale 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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