Conara is located in Tasmania’s north, approximately 12 kilometres south of Campbell Town. The town’s 40 TasWater customers are supplied with water from the South Esk River, eight kilometres away. Conara was subject to a Boil Water Alert (BWA) from January 2011 until August 2018 due to ineffective disinfection of raw water when turbidity (cloudiness caused by excess particles) increased during past flood events.


The solution

To resolve the BWA and meet the community’s drinking water needs, TasWater  built a new water treatment plant (WTP) near the Milford Road Pumping Station. This WTP also services 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 an existing intake, pumping station and rising main. Treated water is then stored in the Milford Road Service Reservoir, while a newly built re-chlorination station ensures the chlorine residual is maintained ahead of distributing the water to residents.

As we roll out our 24glasses program, we encourage you to submit any questions you may have via the questions and comments here

Most importantly, if you are a member of the Conara community don’t hesitate to go to and look at the issues and options for Conara as they emerge.

Initial scopingCompleted 
Detailed design phaseCompleted
Construction completedCompleted
TasWater commissioning and performance testingCompleted
DoH testingCompleted
BWA removed14 August 2018

Conara is a rural township in the Northern Midlands, and the
22nd town to be completed in our 24glasses program.