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 one kilometre north-east of the town. The water provided by the scheme is untreated and has been subject to a long standing Boil Water Alert. TasWater currently has 78 customers in Gladstone.

Gladstone is currently part of TasWater’s Regional Towns Water Supply Strategy. TasWater is committed to having the Boil Water Alert lifted by August 2018.


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 phaseStarted September 2017
Construction completedScheduled February 2018
TasWater commissioning and performance testingScheduled April 2018
DHHS testingScheduled August 2018
BWA removedScheduled August 2018

Gladstone is Tasmania’s most north-easterly township – part of our 24glasses program.