It is unclear when Mathinna’s water scheme was established, however TasWater records show the oldest pipes in the system were installed in 1975. Under the current scheme, raw (untreated) water is drawn from the South Esk River and pumped two kilometres to a storage facility. This untreated water is then supplied to TasWater’s approximately 120 customers. As the water is untreated, the town is under a long-standing Boil Water Alert (BWA).
To provide quality, treated drinking water to Mathinna’s residents, it was decided that a new water treatment plant (WTP) will be constructed at the town’s existing reservoir site. Raw water will be pumped from the South Esk River to the new WTP via the existing intake, pumping station and rising main. After treatment, the drinking water will then be stored in the existing service reservoir before being pumped to residents.
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 Mathinna community, don’t hesitate to go to yoursay.taswater.com.au and look at the issues and options for the community.
|Detailed design phase||Started September 2017|
|Construction completed||Scheduled February 2018|
|TasWater commissioning and performance testing||Scheduled April 2018|
|DHHS testing||Scheduled August 2018|
|BWA removed||Scheduled August 2018|