Orford and Triabunna Water and Sewerage Strategy

The Lower Prosser Dam in flood

TasWater is working to a long-term strategy to prioritise our investment in water and sewerage services for Orford and Triabunna. This ensures money is well spent.

Our management of the area’s water system holds public health and safety as its highest priority, along with environmental management and TasWater’s legal requirements. We work with the State Government, local government, other regulators and our customers, and our approach is informed by a hydraulic model of the area’s systems, and the analysis of weather data and trends.

Orford and Triabunna’s water supplies can be vulnerable to drought, which makes water restrictions more likely. However, significant rainfalls can also be experienced. The towns’ existing four dams are not big enough for the unrestricted supply of water during drought, but if large rain events are captured in larger storages, there will be more than enough water for our customers well into the future.

Regarding TasWater's sewerage, the Orford and Triabunna sewage treatment lagoons are currently too small to meet expected growth. Public health and environmental outcomes will be improved through planned upgrades to the sewerage networks and treatment plants.

TasWater is working to a long-term strategy to prioritise our investment in water and sewerage services for Orford and Triabunna. This ensures money is well spent.

Our management of the area’s water system holds public health and safety as its highest priority, along with environmental management and TasWater’s legal requirements. We work with the State Government, local government, other regulators and our customers, and our approach is informed by a hydraulic model of the area’s systems, and the analysis of weather data and trends.

Orford and Triabunna’s water supplies can be vulnerable to drought, which makes water restrictions more likely. However, significant rainfalls can also be experienced. The towns’ existing four dams are not big enough for the unrestricted supply of water during drought, but if large rain events are captured in larger storages, there will be more than enough water for our customers well into the future.

Regarding TasWater's sewerage, the Orford and Triabunna sewage treatment lagoons are currently too small to meet expected growth. Public health and environmental outcomes will be improved through planned upgrades to the sewerage networks and treatment plants.

Map

about 1 year

Here is the location of TasWater's existing dams in the Orford-Triabunna area.

Here is the location of TasWater's existing dams in the Orford-Triabunna area.