Taswater: Connecting Currie Customers
King Island residents will very soon have access to high-quality drinking water with the completion of the King Island Water Treatment Plant.
The multimillion-dollar infrastructure project will supply water to both Grassy and Currie customers through a pipeline, spanning more than 26 kilometres, sourcing water from the Upper Grassy Dam.
TasWater Senior Project Manager Derrick Clack says the project will be a significant boost to the region.
“Grassy and Currie used to have separate facilities, the water quality in each town previously differed.”
“The current water treatment plant is old and doesn’t meet modern standards. The water treatment plant we’re building now will bring it up to the industry best practice.”
“During October the water treatment plant will be undergoing two weeks of rigorous testing to ensure it’s ready to go before connecting to our customers.”
“As a result, there may be intermittent service interruptions for Currie residents from 3 October to 18 October.”
“For residents between north of Edward St, west of George St and south of Woods St, TasWater has organised three 600ml bottles of water per person, available for pick up at King Island Council if required on 14 October between 9am and 5pm.”
After testing is complete, high-quality water will be available to King Island TasWater customers.
“We expect to be ready to start supplying new processed water to Grassy and Currie towards the end of October and early November,” Mr Clack said.
“The next stage of the project, including the demolition and decommissioning of the old water treatment plant, will commence in November this year.”
Residents who want more information about this project can contact TasWater on 13 6992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, visit www.yoursay.taswater.com.au
Further information: TasWater media contact: Elanor Watt (03) 6345 6392