TasWater delivers modular water treatment plants for regional Tassie towns

Posted 22 March 2018

Drinking water
Custom-built modular water treatment plants have been delivered to Wayatinah, Gladstone and Herrick as part of TasWater’s project to remove all public health alerts on drinking water systems in regional towns of Tasmania. 

TasWater will undertake testing to ensure the water from the new treatment plants meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, before the Department of Health and Human Services can lift the boil water alerts affecting those towns. 

TasWater CEO Mike Brewster is pleased the first three plants have been delivered and said the remaining four plants will be delivered soon. 

“Wayatinah, Gladstone and Herrick have now received water treatment plants made in the factory in Launceston with the rest of the plants to be rolled out in the coming months,” Brewster said.

“The plants manufactured in the Prospect facility as well as the other infrastructure in the towns, once completed, will treat the drinking supply for over 600 TasWater customers.”

Construction continues in the factory on the water treatment plants for Cornwall, Mathinna, Rossarden and Bronte Park.

“We are on track to delivering this safe, treated drinking water to the tap in the regional towns by the end of August this year,” Brewster said. 

TasWater contractor TRILITY, along with partner Hydramet, have completed the construction of three of the seven plants, which are crane lifted onto low-loader trucks in the Launceston factory before being escorted to the sites.

Construction continues in the factory on the water treatment plants for Cornwall, Mathinna, Rossarden and Bronte Park.

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