Built between 1953 and 1955, the current system draws water from Hydro Tasmania’s Lake Liapootah Penstock on the Nive River, and passes through a coarse filter and several disinfection processes before being distributed to approximately 66 TasWater customers. Wayatinah was subject to a Boil Water Alert (BWA) due to poor water quality for many years.
To provide quality, treated drinking water to Wayatinah’s residents, TasWater constructed a new water treatment plant (WTP) at the town’s existing pump station site. Raw water from the Liapootah Power Station Penstock gravitates to the new WTP, and the treated water is stored in a new 400 kL service reservoir connected to the town’s existing water pipe system.
A re-chlorination station has also been constructed to ensure the chlorine residual is maintained (the supply adequately disinfected), ahead of distribution to TasWater’s customers. The existing service reservoir, pumping station and chlorine station have been taken out of service now that the project is completed.
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 Wayatinah community, don’t hesitate to go to yoursay.taswater.com.au and look at the issues and options for the community.
|Detailed design phase||Completed|
|TasWater commissioning and performance testing||Completed|
|Department of Health (DoH) testing||Completed|
|BWA removed||25 June 2018|