Sewage treatment monitoring
TasWater works to monitor and manage the performance of all sewage treatment plants. This includes regular monitoring and testing at scheduled sites in accordance with approved management plans.
To protect public health and the environment, TasWater works with councils and state government agencies to ensure compliance to the following legislative requirements:
In addition to monitoring the performance of our sewage treatment plants, TasWater also undertakes ambient monitoring programs to better understand our environment and to manage possible impacts of effluent discharges.
Water quality results
In Tasmania, the management of drinking Water is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Public Health Act 1997 and the Drinking Water Quality Guidelines 2005. These Tasmanian Guidelines also refer to the National Health and Medical Research Council's Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. TasWater reports annual to the Department of Health and Human Services against the requirements set in the Australian Water Guidelines.