To ensure Epping Forest residents have access to water that meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, TasWater is building a new water treatment plant (WTP) and 11 kilometre pipeline from nearby Conara.
The WTP will be built near the existing Milford Road Pumping Station in Conara, and will supply both Epping Forest and Conara residents once completed in early 2018. The WTP will be supplied with raw water pumped from the South Esk River via the existing intake, pumping station and rising main. Treated water will then be fed to a storage reservoir in Epping Forest prior to re-chlorination and distribution to residents using the existing pipework with a booster pump.
As we roll out our 24glasses program, we encourage you to submit any questions you may have via the comments and questions here.
Most importantly, if you are a member of the Epping Forest community, don’t hesitate to go to yoursay.taswater.com.au and look at the issues and options for Epping Forest.
|Detailed design phase||Ongoing|
|Construction completed||Scheduled February 2018|
|TasWater commissioning and performance testing||Scheduled April 2018|
|DHHS testing||Scheduled August 2018|
|BWA removed||Scheduled August 2018|