Gladstone is in Tasmania’s north-east, about 50 kilometres east of Scottsdale. The town was established in 1874 when gold and tin were discovered in the area.

Gladstone’s water scheme first became operational in 1954, sourcing water from the Ringarooma River just under a kilometre north-east of the town. The water provided by the scheme was historically untreated and subject to a long standing Boil Water Alert.

TasWater currently has 78 customers in Gladstone, who will now receive quality, treated drinking water from a newly constructed water treatment plant (WTP) adjacent to the town’s existing reservoirs. The system is supplied with raw water pumped from the river bed under the Ringarooma River, utilising the existing intake, pumping station and rising main. Treated water is then stored in a new 250 kilolitre water storage tank, before being delivered to residents via the existing pipe network.



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 Gladstone community, don’t hesitate to go to and look at the issues and options for your community as they emerge, reflect on what you see and contribute to the discussion.


Project awardCompleted
Detailed design phaseCompleted
TasWater commissioning and performance testingCompleted
DOH testingCompleted
BWA removed19 June 2018

Gladstone is Tasmania’s most north-easterly township – and the 15th town delivered in our 24glasses program.