The current system diverts raw water from Aberfoyle Creek to a storage facility north of the town before being pumped to TasWater’s approximately 100 customers. Because the water is untreated, Rossarden was historically under a Permanent Boil Water Alert (BWA). However after lead was detected in the supply, it was subsequently upgraded to a Do Not Consume (DNC) alert in December 2014.
After careful consideration, it was concluded that a new water treatment plant (WTP) will be built to supply Rossarden’s residents with water that meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Raw water from Aberfoyle Creek will gravitate to the new WTP via a newly constructed 3.4 kilometre pipeline. Once treated, the drinking water will be stored in a new service reservoir before being pumped to Rossarden’s residents via the existing water pipe system. The existing service reservoir, pumping station and rising main will be retained and used for firefighting purposes only.
If you are a Rossarden resident, don’t hesitate to go to yoursay.taswater.com.au and look at the issues and options for your community.
|Detailed design phase||Started September 2017|
|Construction completed||Scheduled February 2018|
|TasWater commissioning and performance testing||Scheduled April 2018|
|DHHS testing||Scheduled August 2018|
|DNC removed||Scheduled August 2018|