Based in the state’s north-east, Herrick has 27 TasWater connections that have historically been supplied with raw (untreated) water from Cascade and Frome dams via the Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme. As the water is untreated, the town has been subject to a Boil Water Alert for many years.

 The solution

After engaging with the community and analysing all available options, TasWater decided to build a new water treatment plant (WTP) at the existing Herrick Reservoir site to provide residents with quality, treated water that meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.


Once completed, the new scheme will pump raw water from the Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme Main to the new Herrick WTP via a newly constructed water main. The treated drinking water will then be stored in a new service reservoir connected to Herrick’s existing water system, with the existing reservoir taken out of service at the project’s completion.


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 Herrick community, don’t hesitate to go to yoursay.taswater.com.au and look at the issues and options for Herrick.

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

Herrick is a regional town located in the north-east of Tasmania,
and part of our 24glasses program.