Bronte Park water plant installation
A NEW water treatment plant for the town of Bronte Park has been craned into place, but residents will have to wait until late August for the town’s boil water alert to be lifted.
The plant is the last of 12 installed by TasWater around Tasmania to meet its commitment to end all public health alerts by the end of August to roll off the production line.
It was manufactured in a factory in Launceston, transported by a truck to the site, and lifted into place by crane.
The water will continue to be sourced from Hydro Tasmania’s Bronte Canal, which is fed from Pine Tier Lagoon.
Piping, mechanical and electrical connections will now be completed ahead of a testing program overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services.
It is only after testing has been completed that the boil water alert can be lifted, and TasWater is on track to do so by the end of August.
Until then, all water for consumption must continue to be boiled.