The original water supply system was installed by the Hydro Electric Commission when the village was constructed in the 1940s, with much of that system replaced by a private developer since the 1990s. TasWater took control of the scheme in July 2016, and the community currently includes over 60 customers who receive water sourced from Hydro Tasmania’s Bronte Canal – which is fed from Pine Tier Lagoon. Bronte Park is currently on a permanent Boil Water Alert (BWA).
After considering multiple options, TasWater decided to build a new water treatment plant (WTP) at Bronte Park’s existing service reservoir site to provide quality, treated drinking water to residents. Raw water will be pumped from the Bronte Canal to the new WTP via the existing intake, pumping station and rising main. Once treated, the drinking water will be stored in both new and existing service reservoirs before being pumped to customers using the existing water pipe system.
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 Bronte Park 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|
|BWA removed||Scheduled August 2018|