$3m Lake Fenton pipeline upgrade underway

Upgrades to one of Hobart’s main water distribution pipelines have commenced.

The project will replace a section of the Lake Fenton pipeline that feeds water from the Mt Field National Park to customers in the greater Hobart area.  

The section of pipeline being superseded is around 85 years old and 810 m in length. 

The upgrades will improve the reliability of supply for customers, reducing the rate of unplanned service interruptions.  

According to TasWater’s July update, $3 million will be dedicated towards upgrading the current system.   

Capital Delivery Office Manager Chris Le Grange said water from Lake Fenton travels around 120 km before it reaches Hobart customers.   

TasWater said there have been issues pertaining to supply in the past, and by replacing this section of pipeline, it can continue to supply the community with drinking water with fewer interruptions.  

The Lake Fenton pipeline upgrade is part of the utility’s capital works program which represents a $1.8 billion investment over a 10-year period.  

The project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2021.  

For more information visit the TasWater website. 

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