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 yoursay.taswater.com.au and look at the issues and options for your community as they emerge, reflect on what you see and contribute to the discussion.
|Detailed design phase||Completed|
|TasWater commissioning and performance testing||Completed|
|BWA removed||19 June 2018|