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.

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.
12 Jun 2019 TasWater helping customers with trade waste challenges
TasWater has established a trade waste phone helpline and will contact more than 450 customers in the north-west to address concerns from small businesses about trade waste requirements.
23 May 2019 TasWater welcomes the government’s commitment to Mac Point
TasWater welcomes today’s budget announcement on funding for the relocation of Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant. “We are continuing to work collaboratively with government on the most effective way to move Macquarie Point forward,” says TasWater CEO Mike Brewster.
21 May 2019 Water level lowered for Risdon Brook Dam maintenance
TasWater plans to lower the water level in Risdon Brook Dam as part of a scheduled maintenance program. It will involve the removal of vegetation from within the dam, which will help improve the water quality.
15 May 2019 Margate sewage treatment plant decommissioned
TasWater has closed down its Margate Sewage Treatment Plant following the construction of a new sewage pump station and emergency retention storage basin at the Dru Point facility. From now, all sewage is pumped from Margate through a 15-kilometre pipeline to the Blackmans Bay S ...
13 May 2019 TasWater improving water access for Coles Bay
Contractors have completed work on the installation of a new water filling station at Coles Bay. It is located approximately 500 meters north of Coles Bay, on an access track off Coles Bay Road and will provide water from the Coles Bay Water Treatment Plant.