The retailing of water to households and businesses in Tasmania is currently through one retailer for each of three regions. This will change on 1 July 2013 when TasWater is formed and will retail to the whole of Tasmania.
The following is from their webpage at www.taswater.com.au
The new statewide water and sewerage corporation opening its doors in Tasmania on 1 July 2013 will be known as TasWater.
TasWater will take over the water and sewerage services and assets currently operated by Ben Lomond Water, Cradle Mountain Water andSouthern Water. It will also manage the billing, IT and payroll functions currently managed by the industry’s service firm, Onstream.
TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton said that the switch to the new corporation would be low-key from a customer perspective.
“Water and sewerage customers in Tasmania will notice that from July their accounts will come from TasWater rather than Ben Lomond Water, Cradle Mountain Water or Southern Water. There will also be a new website from 1 July at www.taswater.com.au,” Mr Hampton said.
“Other than those changes, there will be very little impact on customers.”
TasWater customers will still be able to call 13 6992 with any enquiries, while email, postal and web addresses from the current regional corporations will continue to reach the relevant personnel.
What is TasWater?
TasWater is the new provider of water and sewerage services in Tasmania from 1 July 2013. We will provide drinking water, sewerage and trade waste services for around 200,000 homes and businesses across the state.
TasWater will be one of the state’s largest organisations, employing more than 800 people. We will manage assets valued at more than $2 billion, our revenue will be around $250 million each year and we will spend more than $100 million annually on capital works to improve water and sewerage infrastructure.
TasWater is owned by local government, with each of the state’s 29 local councils owning a share and receiving dividends from the company. TasWater is the trading name for Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd, a company registered in accordance with the Water and Sewerage Corporations Act 2012 (Tas). It will replace Ben Lomond Water, Cradle Mountain Water, Southern Water and Onstream.
Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd
ABN 47 162 220 653