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Water & Sewerage Improvement Projects

TasWater places a high priority on informing and engaging with the community with regards to current  projects.  We believe strongly in community consultation and frequently provide opportunities for the public to provide feedback about current projects.  Community consultation forums are advertised through the local paper, letter box drops or direct mail and through our website.  We also provide advice on the progress of all current projects on our website and through the local newspaper.  We encourage feedback and consider your suggestions and respond to your concerns.

Outlined below are current  projects that TasWater is investing in to improve existing water and sewerage across the state.

For works of note that may impact on local residents and/or the community, please click on this link -
Non-routine maintenance works.

 

Water projects

  • Bushy Park and Glenora water supply opportunity

An opportunity for supplying Bushy Park and Glenora with a TasWater supplied water service via the Gretna Water Supply Project has arisen. For more information, or to provide feedback on this project, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Bushy Park and Glenora.

  • Ellendale Water Treatment Plant upgrade, $140,000

Upgrade existing and install new infrastructure to ensure the successful operation of the Ellendale Water Treatment Plant. For more information, please click here.
UPDATE: June 2015 - Removal of Boil Water Alert. For more information, please click here.

  • Flinders Island water supply upgrade, $11 million

The Flinders Island water supply upgrade will see two treatment plants constructed on the island; one at Whitemark and another at Lady Barron. The project is currently in design phase with construction expected to commence in the first half of 2015. For more information, or to provide feedback on this project, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Flinders Island.

  • Gretna water supply project, $3 million

The Gretna water supply project will provide Gretna with a safe drinking water supply that meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. The upgrade project will ultimately see the removal of the town’s boil water alert for untreated water to around 50 connections in Gretna. For more information, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Gretna.

  • King Island water quality project, $17 million

An upgrade to improve the water supply to Currie and Grassy, including construction of a new water treatment plant and a 26 kilometre pipeline delivering treated water to Currie. The project is set to begin in March 2017. For more information visit Yoursay TasWater/King Island

  • Lilydale treated water project, $7.97 million

This project has involved the construction of a 25 kilometre pipeline to transfer treated water from the East Tamar main at Mount Direction to Lilydale in addition to the construction of a one megalitre water storage reservoir and pump station.

  • Margate water pipeline project, $12.5 million

The pipeline is being built to ensure there is enough water supply to meet the needs of the increasing population in the area and ensure supply during peak summer periods, when at times it has been severely tested. Stage One of the Margate water pipeline from Howden to Margate is complete and ready for commissioning. For more information, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Margate.

  • Mole Creek water supply upgrade, $4.1 million

The new Mole Creek water treatment plant (WTP) is nearing completion with TasWater undergoing final power connections proof of performance testing. Construction of the 660 kilolitre raw water and 660 kilolitre treated water reservoirs is complete, which increases the storage capacity of the reticulation system. The town reservoir has been emptied, cleaned and roofed in preparation to receive treated water in the first quarter of 2017. For further information, please visit YourSay TasWater/Mole Creek.

  • Ouse and Hamilton water supply scheme, $3.7 million

This project will provide both towns with a long term, sustainable drinking water supply which meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. The project involves construction of a new water treatment plant at Ouse, with treated water pumped to Hamilton via a new 14 kilometre pipeline. Construction commenced in November 2014 and is expected to take approximately six months. For more information, please click here.

  • Queenstown water supply dam rationalisation

Two of Queenstowns out-of-service water supply dams are being decommissioned following a move, a few years ago, to a single source of treated water for the Queenstown community. For more information, or to provide feedback on this project, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Queenstown.

  • Ridgeway Dam anchor replacements, $15 million

Investigating the structural condition of the dam and its existing anchors, leading to dam wall strengthening with post-tensioned anchors and preventing concrete deterioration with an impermeable membrane attached to the dam’s upstream face. For more information, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Ridgeway.

  • Rosebery water supply upgrade project, $6 million

Work has commenced on upgrades to the water supply pipelines and pump stations in Rosebery to facilitate the move to a fully treated water supply with construction of a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant. For more information, or to provide feedback on this project, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Rosebery.

  • Tolosa water supply upgrade, $24 million

TasWater plans to construct two new covered water storage tanks on vacant land at the end of Tolosa Street to meet infrastructure requirements. For more information, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Tolosa.

  • Tunbridge water supply scheme, $1.7 million

We are pleased to advise that construction of the new water treatment plant is now complete and that plant performance testing can begin. During this testing period, treated water from the new plant will be supplied to customers. For more information, please click here.

 

Other planned water supply upgrades

Water quality monitoring and alarming, $3.3 million
Bulk water pump station switchboard renewals, $4.8 million
Orford Water Treatment Plant renewal, $3.1 million 

 

Sewerage projects

  • Blackstone Heights Sewage Pump Station upgrade, $0.7 million

Work has commenced to upgrade the sewage pump station in Blackstone Heights in conjunction with the prioritisation program for improvements to these assets.

  • Bridport Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade, $5.5 million

Work has commenced to develop a new effluent reuse scheme to accept all effluent from the Bridport Sewage Treatment Plant.

  • Brighton Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade, $8.5 million

A three year upgrade program to improve the sewage treatment plant and improve sewage treatment standards.

  • Burnie (Emu Heights) sewerage network upgrade, $3.4 million

Construction of new sewage pipelines and two new sewage pump stations will allow for increased capacity in the network enabling industrial, commercial and residential growth in the Emu Heights area.

  • Claremont Sewage Pump Station upgrade

Upgrade to sewage pumping facilities.

  • George Town Sewage Pump Station upgrade, $1.9 million

Work has commenced to upgrade sewage pump stations in George Town and Low Head in conjunction with the prioritisation program for improvements to these assets.

  • Hadspen Sewage Pump Station upgrade, $0.3 million

Work has commenced to upgrade the sewage pump station in Hadspen in conjunction with the prioritisation program for improvements to these assets.

  • Huonville Main St, Sewage Pump Station upgrade, $2.8 million

Planning is underway for an upgrade to the Huonville Main St sewage pump station and rising main which runs to the Ranelagh Sewage Treatment Plant. Works will commence in 2017. For more information click here.

  • Kingborough sewerage upgrade project

Double the capacity of the Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant and significantly improve the quality of discharge effluent, allowing TasWater to remove three ageing treatment plants at Electrona, Howden and Margate. For more information, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Kingborough.

  • Lauderdale sewerage scheme, $8.2 million

A scheme to provide residents of Lauderdale with a new reticulated sewerage system. This new system will play an integral role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the Lauderdale community and the surrounding environment. For more information, please click here.

  • Launceston Sewage Pump Station upgrade, $1.1 million

Work has commenced to upgrade a combined sewage/stormwater pump station in Launceston in conjunction with the prioritisation program for improvements to these assets.

  • Launceston sewerage improvement project (LSIP)

The Launceston sewerage improvement project looks to address the challenges of ageing infrastructure, increased environmental standards and population growth. It aims to deliver a financially, environmentally and socially sustainable sewerage system for the greater Launceston community and generations to come. This project is set to be one of TasWater's largest infrastructure projects in the state. For more information, please click here or visit Yoursay TasWater/LSIP stage 2.

  • Legana Sewage Pump Station upgrade, $0.7 million

Work has commenced to upgrade sewage pump stations in Legana in conjunction with the prioritisation program for improvements to these assets.

  • Nurses Retreat Sewage Pump Station, East Wynyard odour control unit

TasWater is seeking community feedback on a proposed odour control unit to remove odour being emitted from the Nurses Retreat Sewage Pump Station in East Wynyard. For more information, or to provide feedback on the project, please visit Yoursay TasWater/NursesRetreat

  • Orford Sewage Network Upgrade Project

TasWater is currently progressing design and investigation work on a $4.5m project to upgrade the sewerage network in Orford. The project will involve replacing or upgrading aging sewage pump stations and reconfiguring the network to improve existing issues with overflows and poor system performance. A new pipeline will also be installed to connect the Prosser Sewage Pump Station (SPS) to the Orford Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). Further information coming soon.

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  • Perth Sewage Pump Station upgrade, $0.3 million

Work has commenced to upgrade a sewage pump station in Perth in conjunction with the prioritisation program for improvements to these assets.

  • Rosebery sewage infrastructure upgrade, $9 million

Construction has commenced on a state of the art sewage treatment plant and interconnecting pipelines to service Rosebery. For more information, or to provide feedback on this project, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Rosebery.

  • Rosny Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade

The Rosny Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade, now largely complete, has reduced pollution and improved sewage treatment standards. For more information, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Rosny.

  • St Helens Sewage Pump Station upgrade, $1.5 million

Work has commenced to upgrade the sewerage pump station at St Helens in conjunction with the prioritisation program for improvements to these assets.

  • Swansea Sewage Pump Station upgrade

Upgrade to sewage pumping facilities.

  • Taroona Sewage Treatment Plant - sewerage rationalisation, $5.2 million

Using excess capacity at Selfs Point Wastewater Plant to facilitate the de-commissioning of the Taroona Wastewater Treatment Plant. For more information, please click here.

  • Ti Tree Bend (Launceston) Sewage Treatment Plant - odour reduction, $1.6 million

Work has commenced on the construction of a chemical dosing facility at the Ti Tree Bend Sewage Treatment Plant to reduce odour emissions at the inlet works. The aim of this project is to minimise hydrogen sulphide emissions from the rising mains at the entry point of the treatment plant.

  • Torrens Street Sewage Pump Station upgrade - Richmond - $1.65 million

Work is scheduled to commence in February to upgrade the sewage pump station and associated infrastructure on Torrens Street in Richmond in conjunction with the prioritisation program for improvements to these assets.

Combined water and sewerage projects

  • Orford and Triabunna water and sewerage upgrade

TasWater has outlined the future of water and sewerage services in Orford and Triabunna in a long term strategy, which is designed to upgrade the towns’ ageing water and sewerage systems and meet likely future demand. For more information, or to provide feedback on on this project, please visit Yoursay TasWater/Orford and Triabunna.