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.

14 Jun 2017 Government must release legal advice on proposed TasWater takeover.
BOTH TasWater and its owner councils have called on the State Government to immediately release its legal advice that it claims supports its proposed Takeover of TasWater.
14 Jun 2017 Legal advice appropriate to protect TasWater asset
TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton said the cost of the legal advice obtained that casts serious doubt on the Government’s takeover bid was appropriate to protect the statewide water and sewerage business.
24 May 2017 Water Restrictions lifted at Whitemark
Water restrictions at Whitemark on Flinders Island have been lifted. Water supplies serving the community are now at a level where restrictions on the use of water are no longer necessary.
17 May 2017 Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade underway.
Work is about to get underway on a multi-million dollar upgrade of the Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant, with TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton turning the first sod in what is part of a $51 million investment in the future of Kingborough.
11 May 2017 TasWater’s Ringarooma treatment plant starts producing fully treated water
TasWater’s new $4 million water treatment plant at East Maurice Road is now up and running. The plant is the key to the supply of fully treated water to the towns of Ringarooma, Legerwood, Branxholm, Winnaleah and Derby.
3 May 2017 Treasurer reverts to selective quotes and personal attacks to cover up his own failures
TasWater’s Chairman Miles Hampton says it is disappointing the Treasurer Peter Gutwein has chosen to engage in personal attacks and selective quotations in his attempt to deflect attention from the facts surrounding his attempted takeover of the State’s water and sewerage busin ...
1 May 2017 Water Meter Renewal Program reaches the North West
TasWater is about to start upgrading the water meters in the Wynyard and Yolla areas. This replacement program is part of the statewide Water Meter Renewal Program that will continue across the state to mid-2019.
1 May 2017 High price of TasWater takeover
Tasmanians will pay a high price for a State Government takeover of TasWater if the plans announced by Treasurer Peter Gutwein proceed.
28 Apr 2017 Government should allow water reform to continue
TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton says the State Government should allow the reform of Tasmania’s water and sewerage system to continue and not use it as a political football in its fight with local government.
29 Mar 2017 State of the Industry Report 2017
TasWater welcomes the Economic Regulator’s report released today on the State of the Industry (2015-16). It is an assessment of where we are as a business, highlighting both areas of performance where we meet community expectations and importantly, where we need to improve.