Based in the upper Derwent Valley, Gretna has approximately 55 TasWater connections that have historically been supplied with raw, untreated water drawn from the Derwent River. The town was subject to a permanent Boil Water Alert (BWA) for many years, before having its BWA lifted in late November 2017.

The solution

The Central Highlands Council agreed to provide financial support to a proposed project in early 2015 which would see TasWater upgrade the town’s water supply, culminating in the removal of the BWA. In October 2016, more than 80 per cent of property owners in the nearby communities of Bushy Park and Glenora committed to connecting to the TasWater network, and paying the associated fees and charges. The connection of these communities will now become part of the Gretna Water Supply Project, which will see Gretna connected to the Fenton Pipeline and the construction of a small treatment facility.

As we roll out our 24glasses program, we encourage you to submit any questions you may have via the comments and questions here

Pipeline constructionCompleted
Temporary water treatment plant works and testingCompleted
Flushing and scouring of pipesCompleted
DOH testingCompleted
BWA removed23rd November 2017
New water meter installationCompleted

Gretna is a regional town in the Derwent Valley, and the 13th town delivered in our 24glasses program.