Epping Forest

Epping Forest is a popular truck stop on the Midland Highway, 40 kilometres south of Launceston, with approximately 23 TasWater customers 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 has built a new water treatment plant (WTP) and 11km gravity transfer water main that utilises gravity and a booster pump station to transfer water from nearby Conara.

The WTP has been built near the existing Milford Road Pumping Station in Conara, and will eventually supply both Epping Forest and Conara residents. The WTP is supplied with raw water pumped from the South Esk River via the existing intake, pumping station and rising main. Treated water is then fed to Conara before being transferred to the 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 phaseCompleted
TasWater commissioning and performance testingCompleted
DoH testingCompleted
BWA removed5 July 2018

Epping Forest is a regional town located on the Midland Highway, approximately halfway between
Campbell Town and Evandale, and the 17th town delivered as part of our 24glasses program.