The Glen Huon Water Treatment Plant (GHWT) upgrade has been completed, delivering major improvements to the sewage system’s efficiency and operation.
The GHWT has been fitted with the latest technology and instrumentation for more accurate monitoring and quality control.
The project was implemented as part of TasWater’s ambitious $1 billion capital works program.
It is a major step for water security in the region, with the installation of bypass technology that ensures sub-standard water does not make it into the water supply.
Project Manager, Peter Janisch, said the project was part of the organisation’s long-standing commitment to deliver new and upgraded water infrastructure improvements in the Huon Valley.
“The upgrade improves the operational efficiency of the plant and reduces the risk of significant downtime with the potential to impact water supply. From an operational point of view, that means additional safety for our workers,” Mr Janisch said.
“It is also about delivering quality control of the water supply to our customers, so they are assured of clean, safe, and reliable drinking water.
“What projects like this deliver are very far-reaching. They are good for customers and the environment, but they are also good for jobs. About 93 per cent of all contracts to upgrade or build new infrastructure go to Tasmanian businesses to date, supporting hundreds of jobs.”