Have your say at TasWater

Welcome to TasWater's online engagement hub!

This is a place for you to provide your thoughts and ideas on a range of TasWater projects and activities.

To participate, just click on any of the current projects listed on the right.

We encourage you to register to Yoursay - TasWater, so you can be part of the conversation!


Welcome to TasWater's online engagement hub!

This is a place for you to provide your thoughts and ideas on a range of TasWater projects and activities.

To participate, just click on any of the current projects listed on the right.

We encourage you to register to Yoursay - TasWater, so you can be part of the conversation!


  • Water meter renewal program

    7 days ago
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    TasWater’s water meter renewal team is rolling out a state-wide program to install new, second generation meters into customer properties across Tasmania. Renewal works will roll around the state and are anticipated to run until 2019.

    TasWater has around 40,000 meters that are over six years old and this program will see these meters replaced. The aim at the end of this program is that our 20-40mm water meter fleet will not be older than 2011.

    TasWater will be installing second generation meters that use the latest technology and meet the latest Australian standards. They also detect lower flow rates... Continue reading

    TasWater’s water meter renewal team is rolling out a state-wide program to install new, second generation meters into customer properties across Tasmania. Renewal works will roll around the state and are anticipated to run until 2019.

    TasWater has around 40,000 meters that are over six years old and this program will see these meters replaced. The aim at the end of this program is that our 20-40mm water meter fleet will not be older than 2011.

    TasWater will be installing second generation meters that use the latest technology and meet the latest Australian standards. They also detect lower flow rates than older meters, which will help with leak detection on private property, if necessary.

    TasWater rolled out first generation meters with its renewal program that started in 2011. This next renewal program moves us to the next generation of meters.
    All mechanical meters currently in operation around the state are more prone to decay than the newer electronic models.

    Second generation meters can be read remotely along with our first generation meters, significantly reducing the time and resources required for meter reading. It also means TasWater staff will not need to access private property as often. They are more sensitive to lower flow rates, which can help detect leaks within private plumbing.

    Part of this program also involves replacing older water meter boxes that contain asbestos. These asbestos boxes will be replaced with new, standard meter boxes by specialist crews working with TasWater. The specialist contractor will be using appropriate protective equipment to conduct this work ahead of meter installation and the area around the water meter will be fully fenced for safety.

    For more information visit the website

  • Smithton STP sludge removal

    20 days ago
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    TasWater is taking steps to address odour issues at Smithton with the removal of thousands of tonnes of anaerobic sludge. Work will commence in August 2017 and will take approximately 10 months.

    TasWater is taking steps to address odour issues at Smithton with the removal of thousands of tonnes of anaerobic sludge. Work will commence in August 2017 and will take approximately 10 months.

  • Price and Service Plan 2018-21

    8 months ago
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    TasWater is preparing its Price and Service Plan (PSP) for the third regulatory period over the financial years 2018-19 to 2020-21 and is keen to receive input from key stakeholders, including customers.

    TasWater is preparing its Price and Service Plan (PSP) for the third regulatory period over the financial years 2018-19 to 2020-21 and is keen to receive input from key stakeholders, including customers.

  • Ti Tree Bend digester maintenance works - December 2016

    8 months ago
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    Major maintenance works will be undertaken at Launceston's Ti Tree Bend Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) before Christmas 2016.

    TasWater will be lifting the lid on one of the plant's two digesters to undertaken proactive maintenance and improve the plant's overall performance. It is expected the work will help reduce odour omissions from the site.

    Major maintenance works will be undertaken at Launceston's Ti Tree Bend Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) before Christmas 2016.

    TasWater will be lifting the lid on one of the plant's two digesters to undertaken proactive maintenance and improve the plant's overall performance. It is expected the work will help reduce odour omissions from the site.

  • Upgrade for Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) part of the Kingborough Sewerage Upgrade Project

    9 months ago
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    TasWater is planning to upgrade the existing Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) as part of the overall Kingborough Sewerage Upgrade Project.

    This existing STP has been operating for 30 years and is nearing the end of its service life. An upgrade will improve its environmental performance, bringing it in line with modern standards and allowing TasWater to enhance the Kingborough sewerage system.

    The upgraded Blackmans Bay STP will offer a significant improvement in odour and noise in comparison to the existing STP, and increase capacity to treat a higher volume of sewage to a better quality with more reliability... Continue reading

    TasWater is planning to upgrade the existing Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) as part of the overall Kingborough Sewerage Upgrade Project.

    This existing STP has been operating for 30 years and is nearing the end of its service life. An upgrade will improve its environmental performance, bringing it in line with modern standards and allowing TasWater to enhance the Kingborough sewerage system.

    The upgraded Blackmans Bay STP will offer a significant improvement in odour and noise in comparison to the existing STP, and increase capacity to treat a higher volume of sewage to a better quality with more reliability – accommodating future growth in Kingborough.

    As a result of TasWater’s ongoing preparation of the Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) our environmental studies have determined that no significant impacts are expected and that the approvals process will remain at a state and local government level, rather than requiring Commonwealth approval.

    TasWater is hosting community information sessions about the upgrade to the Blackmans Bay STP at The Salvation Army Hall, 3 Opal Drive, Blackmans Bay on

    ·Saturday, 19 November 2016 between 9am and 12pm and

    ·Thursday, 24 November 2016 between 3pm and 6pm

    Please note these dates have changed from what was previously advised

    For more information read our newsletter here or go to the project page here.




  • Plan to repair Swansea Dam announced

    11 months ago
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    The seepage issues at the Swansea Dam will be resolved by Spring 2018 at the earliest, under a plan announced by TasWater. The timeline of repairs will depend on several factors including Tasmania's east coast experiencing normal rainfall over the next two years.

    When TasWater drains the dam to repair it, there must be an alternative water supply for Swansea. Finding the best option for this supply is the first step in a flexible series of projects to repair the dam as soon as possible.

    The seepage issues at the Swansea Dam will be resolved by Spring 2018 at the earliest, under a plan announced by TasWater. The timeline of repairs will depend on several factors including Tasmania's east coast experiencing normal rainfall over the next two years.

    When TasWater drains the dam to repair it, there must be an alternative water supply for Swansea. Finding the best option for this supply is the first step in a flexible series of projects to repair the dam as soon as possible.
  • Riverview Road, Scamander

    11 months ago
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    TasWater is currently undertaking works in Riverview Road, Scamander, to help address issues relating to the town's water quality.

    The works will include construction of a 1.24 kilometre trunk main and a new inlet at the Riverview Road reservoir.

    TasWater is currently undertaking works in Riverview Road, Scamander, to help address issues relating to the town's water quality.

    The works will include construction of a 1.24 kilometre trunk main and a new inlet at the Riverview Road reservoir.

  • Updated information on Kingborough Sewerage Upgrade Project

    over 1 year ago
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    The Kingborough Sewerage Upgrade project includes the construction of a pipeline from Electrona to Blackmans Bay and a significant upgrade of the Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant. This will increase its capacity to support continued growth in the region and improve the quality of discharge effluent, allowing TasWater to remove three ageing treatment plants at Electrona, Margate and Howden.

    In addition to the five pipeline route options that have been identified as technically feasible for the new sewage pipeline, a sixth option has been added. This option was proposed by members of the community as an option during recent consultation... Continue reading

    The Kingborough Sewerage Upgrade project includes the construction of a pipeline from Electrona to Blackmans Bay and a significant upgrade of the Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant. This will increase its capacity to support continued growth in the region and improve the quality of discharge effluent, allowing TasWater to remove three ageing treatment plants at Electrona, Margate and Howden.

    In addition to the five pipeline route options that have been identified as technically feasible for the new sewage pipeline, a sixth option has been added. This option was proposed by members of the community as an option during recent consultation activities. TasWater has agreed to the additional pipeline route and this option is shown as the 'black route'. The newsletter and feedback form have been updated to reflect this addition.

    TasWater has now listed an updated newsletter and updated ‘black route’ map in the ‘Images’ section on the project’s website.

    You are invited to provide your feedback before 15 April 2016. An online feedback form is available on the website.

    While the final decision for pipeline routes and sewage treatment plant upgrade rests with TasWater, community feedback is important and will be taken into consideration.


  • Drummond Street sewage pump station upgrade, Perth

    over 1 year ago
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    Work will commence shortly on an upgrade of the Drummond Street Sewage Pump Station (SPS) in Perth in a project designed to minimise the risk of sewage overflows impacting on local residents and the environment.

    A contract for the project has been awarded to Paul Zanetto Pty Ltd with work to commence after Easter 2016. It will continue for approximately three to four weeks, weather permitting.

    Work will commence shortly on an upgrade of the Drummond Street Sewage Pump Station (SPS) in Perth in a project designed to minimise the risk of sewage overflows impacting on local residents and the environment.

    A contract for the project has been awarded to Paul Zanetto Pty Ltd with work to commence after Easter 2016. It will continue for approximately three to four weeks, weather permitting.

  • New sewage pump station - St Helens Point Road, Steiglitz

    over 1 year ago
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    TasWater will construct a new sewage pump station in St Helens Point Road, Stieglitz, to reduce the risk of sewage overflows into Georges Bay.

    TasWater will construct a new sewage pump station in St Helens Point Road, Stieglitz, to reduce the risk of sewage overflows into Georges Bay.