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.

3 Jul 2020   Waterworks walking track reopens (pdf 137KB)
TasWater has reopened a section of walking track along the edge of the Upper Reservoir at the Waterworks Reserve. The track has been closed so work crews can undertake drainage maintenance along the top side of the reservoir.
26 Jun 2020   TasWater to review select committee terms of reference (pdf 95KB)
Following the decision by the Legislative Council to establish a select committee to inquire into and report on its operations, TasWater will carefully consider the terms of reference, and wait for further detail regarding the committee's plans. TasWater CEO Michael Brewster sai ...
22 Jun 2020   Restoring water quality in buildings with low or no use (pdf 529.3KB)
As many Tasmanians begin returning to work with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we would like to remind building owners and managers that taps and sewage services that have not been used for a while should to be checked as part of your return to work program.
18 Jun 2020   TasWater welcomes Derwent Estuary Program announcement (pdf 464.5KB)
TasWater would like to extend its support to the announcement made today by the Derwent Estuary program. TasWater is pleased to be part of this successful collaboration and has been playing its part to improve water quality by managing sewer infrastructure and working with all ...
11 Jun 2020   TasWater Director recognised in Queens Birthday Honours (pdf 561KB)
TasWater Director Tony Kelly AM has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced on Monday. Tony received the honour for significant service to business, particularly to the natural resource supply industry.
5 Jun 2020   Engineering triumphs at Prince of Wales Bay Sewage Plant (pdf 140.2KB)
A multimillion-dollar upgrade of TasWater's Prince of Wales Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has brought one of Hobart's oldest sewage plants into the 21st century.
5 Jun 2020   Risdon Brook Dam update (pdf 466.6KB)
TasWater made the decision to re-open Risdon Brook Dam to the public last month, on 16 May 2020, with some restrictions in line with the State Government’s guidelines. Although the relaxation of stage two restrictions is coming into effect on Friday 5 June 2020, some restrictions ...
25 May 2020   TasWater meter reading recommences (pdf 464.7KB)
During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, TasWater made the decision to suspend all nonessential work including water meter reading to keep both our customers and staff safe. In line with the state government guidelines and to allow greater accuracy with water bills, TasWater w ...
22 May 2020   State of the Industry Report 2018-19 released (pdf 468.6KB)
TasWater welcomes the Tasmanian Economic Regulator's State of the Industry Report (2018-19) which provides very positive news for our customers.
20 May 2020   Steve Balcombe Scholarship winner commences work at TasWater (pdf 466.5KB)
Callum Tate, the winner of the 2016 Steve Balcombe Scholarship, has commenced full-time work with TasWater this year, after completing his engineering degree at the University of Tasmania.