Media Releases

TasWater is committed to keeping our customers, employees and the public informed about what is happening in our organisation and the Tasmanian water industry.  Our latest media release can be viewed below.  For all media enquiries please call 13 6992 and ask to speak with our Communications team.

10 Oct 2017 Recycling of water for Smithton
Treated wastewater which has traditionally been discharged into Kemps Bay will now be diverted for recycling on agricultural land during the summer months to improve the environmental impact of the Pelican Point sewage treatment plant.
6 Oct 2017 TasWater is celebrating training graduates
More than 50 new TasWater training graduates are being celebrated at a presentation ceremony in Hobart this week and in Launceston next week.
26 Sep 2017 Treasurer’s take on Commission report “breathtaking”
TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton says Treasurer Peter Gutwein’s interpretation of the Productivity Commission’s draft report on water reform is breathtaking in its ignorance of the facts and of its criticism of State Government policy. Mr Hampton said the Treasurer was ignoring t ...
26 Sep 2017 Next step for water works on King Island
TasWater’s King Island Water Infrastructure Project has taken the next step with the signing on of contractor Laurie Curran Water to construct the $8.3 million water treatment plant.
26 Sep 2017 Sewerage upgrades begin in St Helens
TasWater has engaged Water Industry Solutions to continue works upgrading sewerage infrastructure in St Helens in mid-September.
25 Sep 2017 Community Announcement - Telstra outage in north and northwest Tasmania
Community Announcement - Telstra outage in north and northwest Tasmania
24 Sep 2017 Productivity Commission Report highly critical of government takeover
Productivity Commission Report highly critical of government takeover
15 Sep 2017 Six new water treatment plants underway for the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands
TasWater has confirmed the Central Highlands townships of Wayatinah and Bronte Park will be serviced by brand new water treatment plants with details of the plans for the new water systems outlined to residents at community meetings.
15 Sep 2017 Absolutely no justification or benefit in TasWater takeover
TasWater has told the Legislative Council Inquiry that there is absolutely no justification or benefit for Tasmanians from the proposed State Government takeover of the water and sewerage business. In evidence to the Legislative Council Select Committee Inquiry into TasWater’s o ...
15 Sep 2017 TasWater confirms no environment infringement notices for sewerage plant non-compliance
TasWater has confirmed it has not received a single Environment Infringement Notice relating to discharges or sewer spills for the past two years. Chief Executive Mike Brewster said the two issues mentioned at yesterday’s Legislative Council Select Committee hearing by Environme ...