05 Apr 2022
New Norfolk pipeline progresses
Works to replace a section of the Lake Fenton pipeline, which supplies 20 per cent of greater Hobart’s water supply, are well underway in New Norfolk.
TasWater Capital Delivery Office (CDO) Project Manager Chris Le Grange said the original pipeline was constructed in 1937 and as the asset is reaching the end of its usable lifespan a 1.3-kilometre section required replacing.
“The project will result in greater reliability within the bulk water network, will benefit the environment and also decrease the need for maintenance and untimely shutdowns,” he said.
One kilometre of the new pipeline has been installed so far, with further installation works progressing this month.
“Throughout April we will continue laying pipes along Grist Street and Poulters Road,” Mr Le Grange said.
“We commenced the construction work for this project in January of this year.
“Prior to that, a great deal of work was undertaken to design and find the most appropriate alignment for the new pipeline.
“Special consideration and consultation with the community took place to ensure the preservation of the land,” he said.
The project is scheduled for completion by the middle of the year.
No interruptions to water services for New Norfolk residents will occur throughout the project.
For further information, please visit Lake Fenton Pipe upgrade, New Norfolk.