In the past, Rossarden’s water system diverted raw water from Aberfoyle Creek to a storage facility north of the town before being pumped to TasWater’s approximately 100 customers. Because the water was untreated Rossarden was subject to a long standing Boil Water Alert (BWA), however after lead was detected in the supply, it was subsequently upgraded to a Do Not Consume (DNC) alert in December 2014.
After careful consideration, TasWater built a new water treatment plant (WTP) to supply Rossarden’s residents with water that meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Raw water from Aberfoyle Creek gravitates to the new WTP via a newly constructed 3.4 kilometre pipeline. Once treated, the drinking water is then stored in a new service reservoir ahead of being pumped to Rossarden’s residents via the existing water pipe system. The existing service reservoir, pumping station and rising main have been retained for firefighting purposes only. The Department of Health removed Rossarden’s DNC on 3 August, 2018.
If you are a Rossarden resident, don’t hesitate to go to yoursay.taswater.com.au and look at the issues and options for your community.
|Detailed design phase||Completed|
|TasWater commissioning and performance testing||Completed|
|DNC removed||3 August, 2018|