When TasWater was formed in 2013, one of our key responsibilities was to ensure the water in Whitemark was brought up to Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. To achieve this, we undertook consultation on a range of options to supply residents with a safe, reticulated water scheme.

TasWater contractors began construction of a new water treatment plant at Cannes Hill in early 2016, which is now complete. Clean water is vital to the sustainability of every town and the new plant will provide clean water to Whitemark well into the future.

As a result of these measures, the Department of Health removed the Do Not Consume Notice in Whitemark on 30 November 2016. Today, Whitemark residents and visitors can enjoy a glass of clean, safe water straight from the tap.

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
Water treatment plant constructionComplete
Reticulation air scouring and cleaningComplete
Water quality testingComplete
Upgrade to Pats Weir raw water pump stationComplete
Do Not Consume Notice lifted30 November 2016

Whitemark is the main settlement on Flinders Island – and the second town
to be delivered in our 24glasses program.