Level: Medium Date Sampled: 11 April 2016
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 +
The Mount Isa Water Board’s major customers are Mount Isa City Council, Mount Isa Mines, and Incitec Pivot Ltd.View All FAQs +
The Mount Isa Water Board is responsible for supplying bulk treated water to Mount Isa City Council. The Board conducts extensive water quality tests to ensure the water meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
Once the Mount Isa Water Board has provided the water to Mount Isa City Council, the Council is responsible for the supply of water to Mount Isa residents through its extensive pipe network. Mount Isa City Council is also responsible for conducting further chlorination and testing of the water prior to its distribution to residents.View All FAQs +
In February 2015, Mount Isa’s average daily consumption was approximately 600 litres per person per day.
Based on this figure, Mount Isa’s average daily consumption per person is more than 200% higher than Brisbane (<200 litres per person per day).
Compared with other similar-sized outback mining centres, Mount Isa’s average daily water consumption per person is 50% higher than Kalgoorlie-Boulder (400 litres per person per day) and 62% higher than Broken Hill (370 litres per person per day).View All FAQs +
The Mount Isa Water Board has an approved drinking water quality management plan based on the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the risk management approach of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability Act) (Qld).View All FAQs +
Blue-green algae activity is intermittent and influenced by weather. There are no sure, cost-effective methods that can be used to effectively and safely control the development of blue-green algae in Clear Water Lagoon, Lake Julius or Lake Moondarra. This is a challenge faced by many water authorities throughout Australia.View All FAQs +