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.
|Detailed design phase||Completed|
|TasWater commissioning and performance testing||Completed|
|BWA removed||5 July 2018|