Ringarooma Valley Water Scheme

Significant progress continues to be made on the Ringarooma Valley Water Scheme.

The scheme will initially deliver fully treated water to the residents of Ringarooma, Legerwood, Branxholm and Derby and will include:

- A raw water connection to the new Upper Ringarooma Irrigation Scheme

- A new water treatment plant at Ringarooma

- Treated water reservoirs at Ringarooma, Branxholm and Derby

- More than 30 kilometres of new pipeline to connect the new water treatment plant and treated water reservoirs to the existing town water reticulation systems.

A decision has also been made to expand the Ringarooma scheme to include Winnaleah. The TasWater Board approved a business case at its June 2015 meeting for the construction of a 9.7 kilometre pipeline from near Derby to Winnaleah.TasWater is currently finalising designs for this section of pipeline.

Progress update - May 2016

The pipeline is now in place and ready for use and a booster pump station has been constructed along Mathinna Plains Road. Every effort will be made to restore those areas disturbed as part of the excavation process to their original condition.

Further water outages will be required in some areas as homes are transferred from the old supply network to the new one. TasWater thanks customers for their ongoing patience as these works draw to a conclusion.

TasWater has gone out to tender for the construction of new treated water reservoirs in Ringarooma and Branxholm. Construction of the Ringarooma reservoir is expected to commence shortly.

TasWater is progressing plans for a new reservoir site in Derby on the northern side of the Ringarooma River because of constructability issues with the original site.

TasWater will be able to provide treated water to the residents of Derby without the Derby reservoir in place so any delays in completion of the reservoir will have little impact on completion of the overall treated water scheme.

Construction work has recommenced on the new water treatment plant off East Maurice Road in Ringarooma after initial delays in procuring some critical elements.

Security fencing has been constructed around the site and members of the public are asked to keep clear of the construction site at all times for safety reasons.

All construction work is scheduled for completion, weather permitting, before the end of the year (2016) and will be followed by a period of comprehensive water quality tests. These tests will form the basis of a submission to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the existing Boil Water Alerts across the region to be lifted. These alerts will remain in place until residents are notified otherwise.

Want more information?

For more information about this project, please contact Community Engagement Officer Stuart Carless on (03) 6237 8396 or email stuart.carless@taswater.com.au

TasWater will be holding a community information session at the Derby Hall on Thursday, 9 June. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the Ringarooma Valley Treated Water Scheme and the Winnaleah pipeline project. Feel free to drop by at any time between 1pm and 3pm.

Significant progress continues to be made on the Ringarooma Valley Water Scheme.

The scheme will initially deliver fully treated water to the residents of Ringarooma, Legerwood, Branxholm and Derby and will include:

- A raw water connection to the new Upper Ringarooma Irrigation Scheme

- A new water treatment plant at Ringarooma

- Treated water reservoirs at Ringarooma, Branxholm and Derby

- More than 30 kilometres of new pipeline to connect the new water treatment plant and treated water reservoirs to the existing town water reticulation systems.

A decision has also been made to expand the Ringarooma scheme to include Winnaleah. The TasWater Board approved a business case at its June 2015 meeting for the construction of a 9.7 kilometre pipeline from near Derby to Winnaleah.TasWater is currently finalising designs for this section of pipeline.

Progress update - May 2016

The pipeline is now in place and ready for use and a booster pump station has been constructed along Mathinna Plains Road. Every effort will be made to restore those areas disturbed as part of the excavation process to their original condition.

Further water outages will be required in some areas as homes are transferred from the old supply network to the new one. TasWater thanks customers for their ongoing patience as these works draw to a conclusion.

TasWater has gone out to tender for the construction of new treated water reservoirs in Ringarooma and Branxholm. Construction of the Ringarooma reservoir is expected to commence shortly.

TasWater is progressing plans for a new reservoir site in Derby on the northern side of the Ringarooma River because of constructability issues with the original site.

TasWater will be able to provide treated water to the residents of Derby without the Derby reservoir in place so any delays in completion of the reservoir will have little impact on completion of the overall treated water scheme.

Construction work has recommenced on the new water treatment plant off East Maurice Road in Ringarooma after initial delays in procuring some critical elements.

Security fencing has been constructed around the site and members of the public are asked to keep clear of the construction site at all times for safety reasons.

All construction work is scheduled for completion, weather permitting, before the end of the year (2016) and will be followed by a period of comprehensive water quality tests. These tests will form the basis of a submission to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the existing Boil Water Alerts across the region to be lifted. These alerts will remain in place until residents are notified otherwise.

Want more information?

For more information about this project, please contact Community Engagement Officer Stuart Carless on (03) 6237 8396 or email stuart.carless@taswater.com.au

TasWater will be holding a community information session at the Derby Hall on Thursday, 9 June. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the Ringarooma Valley Treated Water Scheme and the Winnaleah pipeline project. Feel free to drop by at any time between 1pm and 3pm.

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