This is a real statewide collaboration to bring clean drinkable water to regional towns in Tasmania.
TasWater contracted TRILITY to construct water treatment systems to supply Wayatinah, Gladstone, Herrick, Cornwall, Mathinna, Conara, Rossarden and Bronte Park. All the water treatment plants were manufactured in a factory facility in Prospect, Launceston, except for Conara, which was constructed on site.
TasWater contracted WATER INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS and THE BAKER GROUP to undertake assessments and upgrades of the reticulation systems within the towns.
“This is a real statewide collaboration to bring clean drinkable water to regional towns in Tasmania. Not only does it bring together the skills and expertise of outstanding companies, but it provides jobs for Tasmanians, better health outcomes and strengthens the economies of these towns in the long term”, TasWater CEO Mike Brewster said.
Water main pipelines to connect adjacent regional towns to water treatment plants were constructed by ZINFRA to supply Epping Forest, Judbury and Colebrook.
To resolve the issue and meet the community’s drinking water needs, TasWater determined that a water treatment plant (WTP) be built near the existing Milford Road Pumping Station. Once constructed, the WTP would also service the Epping Forest community via a newly constructed 11 kilometre pipeline.
The Conara WTP is supplied with raw water pumped from the South Esk River via the existing intake, pumping station and rising main. Treated water is then stored in the Milford Road Service Reservoir, while a re-chlorination station was built to ensure the chlorine residual is maintained ahead of distributing the water to residents.