Judbury lies approximately 11 kilometres upstream of Huonville in Tasmania’s south and draws raw water from Dora Creek to the north. At present, the untreated Dora Creek water is piped from a small weir before being distributed to Judbury’s 75 residents. The catchment area is considered medium risk due to the possibility of contamination from native animals and pesticide runoff from nearby forestry activity, and as a result the town has been on a permanent Boil Water Alert (BWA) for some time.

The solution

After a period of community consultation, it was determined that building a pressurised pipeline from the Glen Huon Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to a new reservoir on Pine Lodge Road was the best solution to provide Judbury residents with safe, quality drinking water. A re-chlorination station will also be constructed at the reservoir site to ensure the chlorine residual is maintained, and a new gravity pipeline from the reservoir will connect to Judbury’s existing water pipe system.



If you are a member of the Judbury community, head over to yoursay.taswater.com.au and look at the issues and options for your community as they emerge.

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

Project awardCompleted June 2017
Detailed design phaseStarted September 2017
Construction completedScheduled February 2018
TasWater commissioning and performance testingScheduled April 2018
DHHS testingScheduled August 2018
BWA removedScheduled August 2018

Judbury is a regional town south of Hobart and inland from Huonville,
and is part of our 24glasses program.