Smithton Sewer Pump Station Upgrade


The existing Smithton Main Sewage Pumping Station (SPS), also known as Davis Street SPS is the main pump station in Smithton. It receives flow from seven other pump stations in the town and services approximately 78% of the township as well as the McCain vegetable processing plant, Greenham Abattoir and the Tasmania Dairy Products dairy processing plant.

The pump station discharges to a common rising main which receives flow from three other pump stations including Fossey St SPS, School SPS and Poke Street SPS, before discharging to the Smithton Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), also known as Pelican Point STP.

The scope of the Smithton SPS upgrade works includes:

  • A new SPS close to the existing Davis Street SPS site
  • Refurbishment (mechanical and electrical) of the existing Fossey St SPS
  • Replacement of the existing DN100 rising main between the Fossey St SPS and the Davis St SPS with a new DN150 pipeline
  • Upgrade 850m of the existing DN 300 common rising main to a new DN375 pipeline between Davis Street and Pelican Lane
  • Redirection of all existing sewers at the Davis St SPS into the new SPS
  • Upgrade the existing pump capacity at the School and Poke St SPS
  • Decommissioning of the existing Davis St SPS

For more information

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this project, please contact TasWater's CDO Community Engagement Officer, Nani Clark, on 13 6992 or via email: