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.

16 Aug 2017 Is the Treasurer encouraging business to break the law?
State Treasurer Peter Gutwein appears to be encouraging businesses to break the law in their disposal of trade waste following his claim that TasWater is punishing companies by making them comply with environmental requirements. Chairman Miles Hampton said the Treasurer was eith ...
16 Aug 2017 Winning with water in Winnaleah
Winnaleah is celebrating the removal of the Do Not Consume notice by the Department of Health and Human Services, following extensive testing by TasWater. Winnaleah is the fifth and final town supplied by the $14 million Ringarooma Valley Drinking Water Scheme to come off a pub ...
16 Aug 2017 $40 million water upgrade goes ahead – TasWater, getting the job done
TasWater has signed a multi-million dollar contract for the installation of eight water treatment plants, pipelines and improved reticulation networks to upgrade drinking water supplies in small towns and communities across Tasmania.
9 Aug 2017 Boil Water Alert lifted for Branxholm and Derby
Branxholm and Derby, in the state’s North East are celebrating today with the official lifting of the Boil Water Alerts by the Department of Health and Human Services, following extensive testing completed by TasWater over several weeks.
7 Aug 2017 TasWater takeover legislation defies belief
The State Government’s draft legislation to takeover TasWater is ill-conceived and appears nothing short of an attempt to intimidate the owners and pervert due process. The Chairman of TasWater Miles Hampton says the draft legislation is designed to ensure that neither TasWater ...
28 Jul 2017 Cheers for Ringarooma and Legerwood
Residents of both Ringarooma and Legerwood are the next to toast an end to Boil Water Alerts, now able to safely drink water from the tap.
28 Jul 2017 Infrastructure report lacks substance
TasWater has described the release of the Infrastructure Tasmania report on the State’s water and sewerage sector as seriously lacking in substance and ignoring the significant risks of increased costs and inefficiency of the proposed takeover.
24 Jul 2017 TasWater delivers fully treated drinking water to Lady Barron
Lady Barron residents are celebrating as TasWater lifts the Boil Water Alert from the town’s drinking water supply following stringent testing undertaken in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services.
24 Jul 2017 Government hypocrisy over water and sewerage knows no bounds
The Government’s response to TasWater providing information to the community over progress in removing boil water alerts in regional centres is nothing short of hypocrisy according to TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton
13 Jul 2017 Avoca Do Not Consume Notice lifted
The residents of Avoca in the Fingal Valley can now enjoy safe, fully treated drinking water after the official removal of the Do Not Consume notice. To overcome this problem, TasWater constructed a 29km $3.3 million pipeline from the Fingal water treatment plant to the existing ...