Mole Creek

The Mole Creek township, together with customer connections along the supply main, currently gets its raw water from Mole Creek weir, south-west of the the township. Mole Creek’s drinking water system dates back more than 70 years when in 1946 planning began to supply the town from the nearby Mole Creek. The Mole Creek township was on a Boil Water Alert for a number of years because the water supply was not treated.

To remedy this, TasWater constructed a new water treatment plant (WTP) downstream of the existing water intake weir. This new WTP is now supplying clean chlorinated water to the Mole Creek community.

The Department of Health (DoH) completed water quality testing and approved the removal of the Boil Water Alert on 10 July 2017.

Local resident and President of the Mole Creek Progress Association, Michal Frydrych, believes the end of the Boil Water Alert will help the town provide better services for tourism.

“It should, by rights, increase the value of properties and the amenities that the town can provide,” he said.

“People will not rush here to drink the water – we’ve still got to provide other things – but people might be happier to stay a bit longer because there is water available.”

TasWater has also worked extensively with local residents to identify and repair leaks in the complex reticulation network while also installing pressure reducing valves to ensure standard pressure throughout the gravity fed system.

TasWater chairman Miles Hampton says he is pleased the residents of Mole Creek can safely drink water from the tap.

“With the lifting of the Public Health Alert in Mole Creek, we are happy to be one step closer to addressing water quality issues in 24 towns across Tasmania by August 2018.”

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

 Works Status
Pipeline constructionComplete
Water treatment plant (WTP) works and testingComplete
New water meter installationComplete
Flushing and scouring pipesComplete
Water quality testing Complete
Boil Water Alert lifted10 July 2017

Mole Creek is a regional town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania.
Mole Creek is the third town delivered in our 24glasses program.