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

 The solution

After engaging with the community and analysing all available options, TasWater built 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.

The new scheme pumps raw water from the Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme Main to the new Herrick WTP via a new water main. The treated drinking water is then stored in a new service reservoir connected to Herrick’s existing water system.


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 phaseCompleted
Construction completedCompleted 
TasWater commissioning and performance testingCompleted 
DoH testingCompleted 
BWA removed14 August 2018

Herrick is a regional town located in the north-east of Tasmania,
and the 23rd town to be completed as part of our 24glasses program.