Lake Moondarra Capacity

Thursday 19 October 2017 – 45.2%


Lake Julius Capacity

Thursday 19 October 2017 – 80.6%

 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 +


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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Is the water tested?

Yes. The Mount Isa Water Board undertakes regular water quality monitoring in Clear Water Lagoon, Lake Moondarra, Lake Julius, and in the water distribution system. More than 10,000 water-quality tests are conducted each year to ensure water supplied to MICC meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

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How does the Mount Isa Water Board review water quality?

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).

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Why does the water smell different?

All of Mount Isa’s bulk water is supplied from lakes and goes through a filtration and treatment process. This process does not remove the slight smell and taste of lake water, but the water is still safe to drink.

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Who do I get my water from?

Mount Isa residential customers are supplied by Mount Isa City Council (who is supplied bulk water by the Mount Isa Water Board).

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