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TasWater’s largest water treatment plant upgrade is gaining momentum, with the next phase of works underway at the Bryn Estyn Water Treatment Plant (WTP). 

The upgrade has been designed to bolster water supply security for Hobart residents and those in surrounding suburbs. 

Ian Penman, Alliance Program Manager for the TasWater Capital Delivery Office, said it’s great to see the Bryn Estyn WTP upgrade taking shape. 

“Significant initial works are underway in preparation for the main construction activities including making internal roadways, parking, laydown areas and site facilities,” Mr Penman said. 

“Hazell Bros Group is carrying out the site preparation earthworks for the project, just one of a number of local contractors employed on-site, demonstrating our commitment to provide work for Tasmanian companies.” 

Consultants Pitt & Sherry have worked with KMR Drilling to establish bores to monitor groundwater levels, and this will inform the placement of pipework and tanks. 

Additionally, Tasmanian contractors Spectran Group, Rogerson and Birch Surveyors, Cranes Combined Hobart, Howrah Plumbing, UDM Group, and Southern Allsorts Electrical, have been engaged to conduct a variety of site investigations and preparation works. 

The Bryn Estyn upgrade, with an estimated investment of around $200 million, is the largest single infrastructure project undertaken by TasWater. 

“The redevelopment of Bryn Estyn is a crucial project that will ensure TasWater can continue to provide its customers with safe and reliable drinking water for decades to come,” Mr Penman said. 

“Importantly, at a time when the community and the economy is struggling due to COVID-19 impacts, Tasmanian contractors will continue to be deeply involved with us in this major investment.” 

The Bryn Estyn WTP is scheduled for completion in 2023.

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