Ninety-nine per cent of Tasmanians can turn on their tap and get a fresh, clear glass of water that is safe to drink.
You are probably one of them.
But for 24 small towns around our state this is not the reality right now.
Regardless of whether they are rural or remote farming communities, or if they rely on tourism or some other way to make a living, they all depend on Tasmania’s clean green image and deserve to have drinking water that is clear and safe.
In August 2016, TasWater made a commitment to accelerate our program of addressing the water quality issues in these towns and systematically remove public health alerts as quickly as possible – it’s the right thing to do.
So, the next time you fill your glass from the tap, remember that not everyone in Tasmania can do the same – but here at TasWater, we are working on it.