Tolosa Water Supply Upgrade Project

Updated February 2017

TasWater is scheduled to complete the construction of two new covered water storage tanks at 317 Tolosa Street, Glenorchy in March 2017.

TasWater’s $24 million Tolosa Water Supply Upgrade Project will make these tanks the main water supply for Glenorchy for the coming decades, allowing for the area’s expected population growth. Water quality will also be improved, since the new water tanks will be enclosed and less susceptible to contamination than the open-air Tolosa Dam, which has reached the end of its useful life.

Although it has not supplied drinking water since 2014, TasWater has maintained the dam as a back up in case of emergency. With the new tanks nearing completion, this back up is no longer needed. Maintaining the Tolosa Dam would require significant investment to upgrade the dam to modern standards, so TasWater is working with Glenorchy City Council on a plan to decommission the dam. This means emptying the dam and lowering the dam wall so it can no longer hold water.

The Tolosa Water Supply Upgrade Project includes a new pipeline that will connect the tanks to the existing water reticulation network. The pipeline will run from the tanks to the base of the Tolosa Dam, via Tolosa Street. Appropriate traffic management will ensure the public still has access to Tolosa Park. Construction of the pipeline should be complete by April 2017.

TasWater is committed to keeping the community informed during the Tolosa Water Supply Upgrade Project and to reducing the impact of any construction. However, it should be expected that there will be some temporary noise, dust and increased traffic along Tolosa Street.

Work hours are typically restricted to between 7am and 5pm on Monday to Friday, with some work on Saturdays. We are monitoring and managing any impacts as necessary while the project is being implemented.

More information can be found in our FAQ here.

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please contact TasWater’s Community Engagement team using the contact details on this page, or write to:

TasWater
GPO Box 1393
Hobart TAS 7000.

Updated February 2017

TasWater is scheduled to complete the construction of two new covered water storage tanks at 317 Tolosa Street, Glenorchy in March 2017.

TasWater’s $24 million Tolosa Water Supply Upgrade Project will make these tanks the main water supply for Glenorchy for the coming decades, allowing for the area’s expected population growth. Water quality will also be improved, since the new water tanks will be enclosed and less susceptible to contamination than the open-air Tolosa Dam, which has reached the end of its useful life.

Although it has not supplied drinking water since 2014, TasWater has maintained the dam as a back up in case of emergency. With the new tanks nearing completion, this back up is no longer needed. Maintaining the Tolosa Dam would require significant investment to upgrade the dam to modern standards, so TasWater is working with Glenorchy City Council on a plan to decommission the dam. This means emptying the dam and lowering the dam wall so it can no longer hold water.

The Tolosa Water Supply Upgrade Project includes a new pipeline that will connect the tanks to the existing water reticulation network. The pipeline will run from the tanks to the base of the Tolosa Dam, via Tolosa Street. Appropriate traffic management will ensure the public still has access to Tolosa Park. Construction of the pipeline should be complete by April 2017.

TasWater is committed to keeping the community informed during the Tolosa Water Supply Upgrade Project and to reducing the impact of any construction. However, it should be expected that there will be some temporary noise, dust and increased traffic along Tolosa Street.

Work hours are typically restricted to between 7am and 5pm on Monday to Friday, with some work on Saturdays. We are monitoring and managing any impacts as necessary while the project is being implemented.

More information can be found in our FAQ here.

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please contact TasWater’s Community Engagement team using the contact details on this page, or write to:

TasWater
GPO Box 1393
Hobart TAS 7000.

Location of Tolosa Water Supply Upgrade Project

11 months

The two new water tanks are located on formerly vacant land at 317 Tolosa Street, Glenorchy.

The two new water tanks are located on formerly vacant land at 317 Tolosa Street, Glenorchy.