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.

13 Aug 2019 River Derwent water tests show low level of contamination
Test results from water samples taken yesterday at five locations from the River Derwent following Sunday’s sewage spill from the Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) indicate a limited impact on water quality.
12 Aug 2019 Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant back online
TasWater confirms the Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant is now operating normally following an internal power failure which interrupted the treatment process for a period on Sunday. The power supply at the plant failed around midday yesterday, resulting in a discharge of un ...
1 Aug 2019 TasWater launches poster competition for primary school students
TasWater is calling on all primary school students to start getting creative and design a poster and enter the National Water Week Poster Competition. The theme for this year is 'It's time to change the world.'
25 Jul 2019 TasWater appoints new board member
The Chief Owners Representative of TasWater Mayor Doug Chipman has announced the appointment of Kevin Young to the TasWater Board.
25 Jul 2019 Launceston wins best tasting water in Tasmania
TasWater congratulates the Mount Leslie Water Treatment Plant at Blackstone Heights (Launceston) which has taken out the award for the best tasting water in Tasmania.
12 Jul 2019 TasWater installs new effluent discharge pipe at East Risdon
Work is underway on the installation of a new outfall pipe from the Risdon Vale Sewage Treatment Plant adjacent to Saundersons Road. Installed many years ago, the existing outfall which has been damaged and is disintegrating, will be replaced with new longer lasting polyethylene ...
12 Jul 2019 Contract awarded for Longford sewage treatment plant upgrade
TasWater has awarded a design and construct contract to Aquatec Maxcon to upgrade the Longford sewage treatment plant.
1 Jul 2019 Currie’s water restrictions lifted
TasWater is pleased to confirm the removal of water restrictions for Currie, effective from Sunday 30 June.
19 Jun 2019 TasWater unveils the ‘new’ Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant
TasWater has today officially unveiled its upgrade of the Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). It represents a significant milestone for TasWater but more importantly, for the Kingborough community and the environment of Tasmania.
13 Jun 2019 TasWater welcomes water quality report for Nutgrove Beach
Today’s announcement of improved recreational water quality at Nutgrove Beach is recognition of the ongoing team efforts of the Derwent Estuary Program, Hobart City Council and TasWater.