Rosebery Water and Sewerage Upgrades

Rosebery Water and Sewerage Upgrades

In October 2014 works commenced on a major upgrade to water and sewerage services in Rosebery. The $17 million project will see the construction of new water and sewage treatment plants and a new sewerage pipeline along with upgrades to existing water and sewage infrastructure.

Sewerage Project

The $10.5 million sewerage project included construction of a 2.5 km pipeline; a new pump station at Park Road and the upgrade of existing sewage pump stations.

The completion of the sewerage project in November 2015 ensures sewage is treated adequately, allowing us to meet our environmental and community obligations.

Water Project

The upgrades needed for the Rosebery water system to comply with current Australian Drinking Water Guidelines include the new water treatment plant, pump stations, pipelines and storage tanks.

The building which will house Rosebery’s new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is in place and the initial installation work on the mechanical and electrical fit out is under way. Most of the major components of the water treatment equipment are on site and installation is expected to be complete in April 2017. The site will also house two new high quality glass-fused-to-steel tanks to store both raw water and the treated water.

Additionally, water will be stored in the existing Mt Black reservoir which will be cleaned and roofed as part of the introduction of treated water.

There are two raw water sources for Rosebery, the Stitt River and Mountain Creek. The new pipeline from Mountain Creek to the WTP site is completed. Works to upgrade the infrastructure from the Stitt River to the WTP site is under construction, which includes two new pumps and a new switchboard. Currently we are also upgrading various parts of the reticulation (or piped) network in town with new water mains, including Dalmeny St, Koonya St, Primrose St, Clemons St (southern side of the Highway), Murchison St, Agnes St and Hollywood St.

Timeframes

Residents connected to the Rosebery scheme should be receiving fully treated water by mid-2017. The project will deliver Rosebery water and sewage services that meet national guidelines, provide the community with safe and secure water and sewage services and allow for growth in the future.

More information

For more information about the Rosebery Water Treatment Plant project, please contact TasWater Community Engagement Officer, Nikki Brookman, on 13 6992 or email enquiries@taswater.com.au

Rosebery Water and Sewerage Upgrades

In October 2014 works commenced on a major upgrade to water and sewerage services in Rosebery. The $17 million project will see the construction of new water and sewage treatment plants and a new sewerage pipeline along with upgrades to existing water and sewage infrastructure.

Sewerage Project

The $10.5 million sewerage project included construction of a 2.5 km pipeline; a new pump station at Park Road and the upgrade of existing sewage pump stations.

The completion of the sewerage project in November 2015 ensures sewage is treated adequately, allowing us to meet our environmental and community obligations.

Water Project

The upgrades needed for the Rosebery water system to comply with current Australian Drinking Water Guidelines include the new water treatment plant, pump stations, pipelines and storage tanks.

The building which will house Rosebery’s new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is in place and the initial installation work on the mechanical and electrical fit out is under way. Most of the major components of the water treatment equipment are on site and installation is expected to be complete in April 2017. The site will also house two new high quality glass-fused-to-steel tanks to store both raw water and the treated water.

Additionally, water will be stored in the existing Mt Black reservoir which will be cleaned and roofed as part of the introduction of treated water.

There are two raw water sources for Rosebery, the Stitt River and Mountain Creek. The new pipeline from Mountain Creek to the WTP site is completed. Works to upgrade the infrastructure from the Stitt River to the WTP site is under construction, which includes two new pumps and a new switchboard. Currently we are also upgrading various parts of the reticulation (or piped) network in town with new water mains, including Dalmeny St, Koonya St, Primrose St, Clemons St (southern side of the Highway), Murchison St, Agnes St and Hollywood St.

Timeframes

Residents connected to the Rosebery scheme should be receiving fully treated water by mid-2017. The project will deliver Rosebery water and sewage services that meet national guidelines, provide the community with safe and secure water and sewage services and allow for growth in the future.

More information

For more information about the Rosebery Water Treatment Plant project, please contact TasWater Community Engagement Officer, Nikki Brookman, on 13 6992 or email enquiries@taswater.com.au

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  • As an Australian citizen thinking of moving to Tasmania, i have been astounded to read what has been going on in this area of Tasmania. From the many many articles i have read speaking about the contamination in the water... and this website state there is no lead in the raw water coming from the river? I understand fully why there is such an abundance of property on the market from this area. When will the water processing plant be finished? and how can it be guaranteed that the water will be drinkable and healthy, when you currently do not have the correct information on your website?

    worried asked 11 months ago

    The new water treatment plant (WTP) will have the ability to treat the source water and supply Rosebery with water that complies with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG). We are also ensuring that we continue with regular scouring of the water supply network to remove any contaminants that may have collected in the pipes over time.

    Testing of the water in the Stitt River and Mountain Creek has indicated there is no heavy metal contamination in the raw water supply. Tests are taken at six locations in the system on a weekly basis. The current water sample tests comply with ADWG and, should any deviation occur outside of the requirements of the Regulator, the Department of Public Health is notified as required by law. They will then advise TasWater of the required actions and public notifications as has been the case in the past.

    The Rosebery water upgrade project, including the new water treatment plant, pump stations, pipelines and storage tanks, is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2017.

    This will allow Rosebery to have reticulated drinking water which will comply with Australian and Tasmanian Drinking Water Guidelines.