Flinders Island Treated Water Supply


Significant process has been made by TasWater to provide fully treated water to the residents of Flinders Island.

Earlier this year, TasWater contractors began construction of new water treatment plants at Lady Barron and Whitemark and a new water storage reservoir at Lady Barron at a combined cost of $6.79 million. These projects have been designed to service Flinders Island well into the future.

Construction of the new treatment plant at Lady Barron is completed and the new treatment plant at Whitemark will be completed by mid August.

The water reticulation system in Lady Barron is now undergoing a comprehensive cleaning and disinfection process to ensure the water leaving the water treatment plant is not contaminated with residual deposits in the mains network. At the end of this work a regular testing program will be maintained, the results of which will be used by DHHS to assess when to lift the permanent boil water alert for Lady Barron. The same process will be implemented for the Whitemark reticulation system following the completion of the Cannes Hill water treament plant.

When the tests indicate water from these plants conforms to the Australian Water Quality Guidelines, TasWater can then apply to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the existing Boil Water Alert in Lady Barron and Do Not Consume Notice in Whitemark to be permanently lifted.

For more information about the Flinders Island project, please contact TasWater Community Engagement Officer, John J Murray, on (03) 6422 5422 or via email at john.j.murray@taswater.com.au


Significant process has been made by TasWater to provide fully treated water to the residents of Flinders Island.

Earlier this year, TasWater contractors began construction of new water treatment plants at Lady Barron and Whitemark and a new water storage reservoir at Lady Barron at a combined cost of $6.79 million. These projects have been designed to service Flinders Island well into the future.

Construction of the new treatment plant at Lady Barron is completed and the new treatment plant at Whitemark will be completed by mid August.

The water reticulation system in Lady Barron is now undergoing a comprehensive cleaning and disinfection process to ensure the water leaving the water treatment plant is not contaminated with residual deposits in the mains network. At the end of this work a regular testing program will be maintained, the results of which will be used by DHHS to assess when to lift the permanent boil water alert for Lady Barron. The same process will be implemented for the Whitemark reticulation system following the completion of the Cannes Hill water treament plant.

When the tests indicate water from these plants conforms to the Australian Water Quality Guidelines, TasWater can then apply to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the existing Boil Water Alert in Lady Barron and Do Not Consume Notice in Whitemark to be permanently lifted.

For more information about the Flinders Island project, please contact TasWater Community Engagement Officer, John J Murray, on (03) 6422 5422 or via email at john.j.murray@taswater.com.au

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