Epping Forest

Epping Forest is a popular truck stop on the Midland Highway, 40 kilometres south of Launceston, and has been subject to a Boil Water Alert for some time. There are currently 23 TasWater customers in the town, and they are supplied with water from the South Esk River.

Epping Forest

The solution

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.

Initial scopingCompleted 
Detailed design phaseOngoing
Construction completedScheduled February 2018
TasWater commissioning and performance testingScheduled April 2018
DHHS testingScheduled August 2018
BWA removedScheduled August 2018

Epping Forest is a regional town located on the Midland Highway, approximately halfway between
Campbell Town and Evandale. Epping Forest is part of our 24glasses program.