Lake Moondarra Capacity

Friday 28 July 2017 – 51.3%

 

Lake Julius Capacity

Friday 28 July 2017 – 88.8%

 Blue Gree Algae Level

Blue Green Algae Level - Low

Level: Medium Date Sampled: 18 July 2017

 Open Data

The Mount Isa Water Board is committed to the Queensland Government’s Open Data initiative. The Board has developed an Open Data Strategy detailing our data assessment processes and identifying data planned for release and the release schedule. The strategy reinforces our commitment to making a range of information available to the community. Learn More +

 FAQS

What impact does blue-green algae have on the Reserve?

Some species of blue-green algae produce a toxin that can cause a reaction in susceptible people if it is swallowed or gets on the skin. Reactions include a rash, hayfever-like symptoms or stomach aches.

The Mount Isa Water Board operates two blue-green algae information and indicator signs in the R48 Reserve to advise the public of the current blue-green algae risk.

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Why don’t we top up Lake Moondarra with Lake Julius water?

The Mount Isa Water Board supplies customers from Lake Julius on an as-needed basis, and as requested by its customers. As supply from Lake Julius is significantly more expensive than from Lake Moondarra it is only supplied when necessary.

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How much water do we use?

Each year the Mount Isa Water Board supplies approximately 20 gigalitres of water to its major customers. This is 20,000 million litres and equivalent to 8,000 Olympic swimming pools.

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Why was a water levy imposed?

The levy, in place during 2014-15 financial year, was a matter for Mount Isa City Council. As per the Mount Isa Water Board’s contract with Council, the essential major expense associated with implementing the emergency leased filtration system was passed on at cost price.

As part of negotiations for new equipment in 2015, the Mount Isa Water Board has negotiated with the supplier to secure a substantial reduction in charges effective 1 February 2015 for the current filtration system. The cost was now been reduced from $250,000 per month to $10,000 per month, saving Council $1.19 million in the 2014-15 financial year which was been rebated to rate payers.

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Can I camp in the Reserve?

No. Camping, open fires, dogs and shooting are not allowed in the Reserve.

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