Margate Water Pipeline Project

UPDATE: February 2017 – Stage One completion

Stage One of the Margate water pipeline from Howden to Margate is complete and ready for commissioning. This means TasWater is closer to ensuring the continued supply of fresh water to the Southern areas of Kingborough including Blackmans Bay, Margate and Snug.

TasWater is commissioning the pipeline and this will involve testing and flushing the pipe before use.

Commissioning will involve some works in Peter Murrell Reserve. Works in Peter Murrell Reserve will involve connecting the new pipeline to the existing water pipeline, located in the Scarborough Fire Trail. Work in the Reserve will involve a controlled release of a small amount of water (drinking quality) from the existing water pipeline to facilitate joining the pipelines. Water from the pipe will be filtered through an onsite de-chlorination unit for suitable approved discharge to the environment.

About the Project

TasWater is investing $12.5 million in the Margate Water Pipeline Project to ensure the water supply continues to meet the needs of customers in Blackmans Bay and Margate, now and in the future.

The water pipeline follows an existing supply line that feeds water to Margate from the Ridgway Dam on the slopes of Mount Wellington via the Brown Hill reservoir.

The project has been split into three stages based on geographic features and current land usage.

Stage One – Gilben Glebe Valve Pits (Kingston) to the Blackmans Bay (Howden Road)

Stage Two – From Blackmans Bay (Howden Road) to the Margate Valve Pits

Stage Three – From the Margate Valve Pits to the Margate Reservoir (now complete)

Once the pipeline is in operation, and the water supply meets the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) approval, residents in Kingborough will be notified that work is complete. This is likely to be in late 2017.

The pipeline is being built to ensure there is enough water supply to meet the needs of the increasing population in the area and ensure supply during peak summer periods, when at times it has been severely tested. This new pipeline will not only meet the demands of new housing and business development but also offer the community greater water security in the case of damage to either of the pipelines.

There is also potential for further extension of the water supply to Conningham and Kettering.


UPDATE: February 2017 – Stage One completion

Stage One of the Margate water pipeline from Howden to Margate is complete and ready for commissioning. This means TasWater is closer to ensuring the continued supply of fresh water to the Southern areas of Kingborough including Blackmans Bay, Margate and Snug.

TasWater is commissioning the pipeline and this will involve testing and flushing the pipe before use.

Commissioning will involve some works in Peter Murrell Reserve. Works in Peter Murrell Reserve will involve connecting the new pipeline to the existing water pipeline, located in the Scarborough Fire Trail. Work in the Reserve will involve a controlled release of a small amount of water (drinking quality) from the existing water pipeline to facilitate joining the pipelines. Water from the pipe will be filtered through an onsite de-chlorination unit for suitable approved discharge to the environment.

About the Project

TasWater is investing $12.5 million in the Margate Water Pipeline Project to ensure the water supply continues to meet the needs of customers in Blackmans Bay and Margate, now and in the future.

The water pipeline follows an existing supply line that feeds water to Margate from the Ridgway Dam on the slopes of Mount Wellington via the Brown Hill reservoir.

The project has been split into three stages based on geographic features and current land usage.

Stage One – Gilben Glebe Valve Pits (Kingston) to the Blackmans Bay (Howden Road)

Stage Two – From Blackmans Bay (Howden Road) to the Margate Valve Pits

Stage Three – From the Margate Valve Pits to the Margate Reservoir (now complete)

Once the pipeline is in operation, and the water supply meets the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) approval, residents in Kingborough will be notified that work is complete. This is likely to be in late 2017.

The pipeline is being built to ensure there is enough water supply to meet the needs of the increasing population in the area and ensure supply during peak summer periods, when at times it has been severely tested. This new pipeline will not only meet the demands of new housing and business development but also offer the community greater water security in the case of damage to either of the pipelines.

There is also potential for further extension of the water supply to Conningham and Kettering.