Standpipes provide water for private (domestic) and commercial water carters.
One standpipe is owned and managed by Macedon Ranges Shire Council. The others are either privately owned, or managed by Western Water.
A water carter permit is required to take water from some standpipes.
All water taken from standpipes (public or private) must be used in accordance with any water restrictions in force at the time for the supply system to which the standpipe is connected.
The standpipe located on Saleyards Road in Kyneton is the only standpipe in the shire managed by Council.
Due to ongoing vandalism and maintenance issues, the coin operated machine has been converted to an electronic key system provided by AvData.
You can buy a key directly from Council for $25 at the Kyneton Administration and Service Centre. This key gives you access to the standpipe and calculates your usage. You will only pay for the water that you receive—1,000 litres costs approximately $3.60.
For more information, contact our Operations Department on (03) 5422 0333.
Western Water owned and managed standpipe
Check with Western Water on 1300 650 422 for information and requirements.