Important works lead to Risdon Brook Park closure

Important works lead to Risdon Brook Park closure

Risdon Brook Park will be closed for some important maintenance from Monday 18 October until at least Monday 1 November 2021.
The park has been a popular place over the years, and with the improvements we undertook last year it continues to be loved by many, so it is important we keep it safe and maintained.
TasWater Facilities Team Leader Rachaelle Downey said although the park is often used as a space for recreational activities – more importantly it’s a dam site which is used to help supply drinking water to Tasmanians.
“The park is home to an operational dam of ours and it is vital we keep it maintained,” Ms Downey said.
During the park’s closure flocculation will be carried out at the dam.
Flocculation plays an important role in the water treatment process. It is a process that causes individual particles in the water to clump together into larger masses, called floc, which can then be removed more easily.
Flocculation is undertaken to improve the dam’s water quality and is carried out occasionally at this time of year to be ready for the summer period.
“While the flocculation process is carried out, we will take the opportunity to undertake other works at the park,” Ms Downey said.
“These will include replacing the fencing across the dam wall, which is part of the walking track, the installation of a baby change table, a deep clean of the facilities and other cleaning and maintenance works.
“We would like to thank the local community for their patience while we complete these upgrades and essential maintenance to greater Hobart’s drinking water system.”

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