Lake Fenton pipeline upgrade complete

Lake Fenton pipeline upgrade complete

Work to upgrade a section of Hobart’s main water distribution pipelines is now complete.  

More than 1km of new pipeline at New Norfolk has been connected to existing infrastructure, with affected roads resurfaced and paddocks reseeded.  

The $5.3 million project was delivered by TasWater’s Capital Development Office and is part of our $1.1 billion capital works program over the next four years.   

Originally constructed in 1937 and commissioned in 1939, this pipeline section has failed in the past and caused interruptions to water supply, mainly due to the age of the infrastructure.  

Delivery Manager Chris Le Grange said renewing this infrastructure would increase the reliability of the pipeline and reduce unplanned service interruptions.  

“This section of the Lake Fenton Pipeline is 1.3km long and feeds water from the pristine Mt Field National Park to 20 per cent of our customers in the greater Hobart area.  

“From this pipeline, water travels around 120 kilometres to North, South and West Hobart, Lenah Valley, Chigwell, Glenorchy, Montrose, and Berriedale.  

“By completing the replacement of this part of the pipeline, we are ensuring a critical asset remains operational and can continue to supply our customers with clean and safe drinking water,” Mr Le Grange said.  

TasWater recently hosted a community barbecue to celebrate the project completion and thank the local community for their patience as we undertook the work. 


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