Echuca

Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, with Moama, its border town located on the northern side of the Murray river in New South Wales.

Echuca is the administrative centre and largest settlement in the CampaspeShire.

Echuca has a population of around 13,000 and is a major regional service economy.

Agriculture is very important to the region and dairy, wheat, sheep, pig, and cattle farms are all within close proximity.

 

Your Town Visit - Monday 13 October 2014

We visited Echuca on Monday 13 October 2014 as part of our Your Town Visits program.


The idea behind the visit was to provide our customers with an opportunity to meet with staff face to face.

 

Water Supply

Echuca is part of the Murray System which includes Cohuna, Gunbower and Leithville.

Raw water is sourced directly from the Murray River for treatment.

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

 

Water treatment

Water is pumped directly from the Murray River into the Echuca Water Treatment Plant. Water is treated by flocculation, clarification, filtration, pH correction, chlorination and fluoridation before being stored in ground clear water storages.

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

 

Projects, planned works and standpipes

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Echuca's water tower, designed in 1915 by Sir John Monash.

 

Wastewater

Where does my sewage go?

Sewage from the Echuca township is collected in an extensive system of gravity sewers and sewage pump stations and pumped to the Echuca Water Reclamation Plant located four kilometres west of Echuca.

The sewer system also collects wastewater from commercial sites in accordance with trade waste agreements and consents. These businesses range in size from cafes to large industries such as food processors including Fonterra, Riverside Meats, Kagome, Simplot and Heinz.

 

What happens at the water reclamation plant?

The water reclamation plant was built and is operated by the Water Infrastructure Group (WI Group) on behalf of Coliban Water.

Wastewater is treated to Class B standard and piped to storage lagoons at Singers Road around 10 km south of the water reclamation plant and supplied to local irrigators.

The facility currently treats around 1,600 megalitres annually.

WI Group holds the The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria licence which 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

Sutton Street Council Depot (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.

 

Echuca is in our Northern District which covers our towns along the Murray River – Rochester, Echuca, Cohuna, Leitchville and Gunbower.

                                                                                    

For full details see our Pricing information page.

 

 


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