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Works to improve efficiency and operations at TasWater’s Glen Huon Water Treatment Plant have been completed, promising greater water security to the community and surrounds.

Upgrades include the installation of new technology and instrumentation enabling greater accuracy in monitoring and quality control — and newly installed bypass technology to ensure substandard water does not enter into the water supply.

Tasmania’s Glen Huon Water Treatment Plant shared in a four-year $1 billion capital works program delivered by local utility provider, Taswater.

TasWater Project Manager, Peter Janisch, said the upgrades represented the organisation’s long-standing commitment to delivering new and upgraded water infrastructure projects in Southern Tasmania’s 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.“

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