Coliban Water is investigating a potential groundwater supply for Kyneton and Tylden
The need for an alternative water supply source was identified in Coliban's 2017 urban water strategy.
Coliban executive general manager climate and population adaptation Steve Healy said while water supply to Kyneton and Tylden is secure, a new groundwater supply will be an alternative source would help manage climate change impacts and supplment the currently supply during droughts.
"Kyneton and Tylden are currently supplied by water from Lauriston Reservoir, which is treated at the Kyneton Water Treatment Plant," Mr Healy said.
"We're focused on these challenges through our Urban Water Strategy, our 50-year plan to secure water for future generations, which we review every five years.
"Water security is also a strategic direction in our Strategy 2030, our 10-year plan to guides us to ensure there is enough water to sustain and grow economic activity and investment for our region."
Mr Healy said initial field investigations took place on Friday.
"Our investigations are mindful of existing groundwater use and value in the area," he said. "Goulburn-Murray Water regulates groundwater and we will meet all its regulatory requirements.
"If we identify potential test drilling sites we will provide information to the community on any further works."
More more details on groundwater resource management, visit the Central Victorian Mineral Springs Groundwater Management Area website on the Goulburn-Murray Water website.
For more information on the works contact Coliban Water's customer support team on 1300 363 200.
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