Lake Moondarra Capacity

Tuesday 15 January 2019 – 36.7%

 

Lake Julius Capacity

Tuesday 15 January 2019 – 74.6%

 

 Blue Green Algae Level

Blue Green Algae Level - Low

Level: Medium Date Sampled: 31 December 2018

 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 are by-laws?

In Queensland, reserves are generally governed by a set of model by-laws which are set out under the Land Regulation 2009. By-laws help to ensure these environments are protected and managed in an effective and sustainable manner.

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How does the Mount Isa Water Board treat blue-green algae?

Following a significant blue-green algae bloom in Clear Water Lagoon, Lake Moondarra and Lake Julius in late 2013, the Mount Isa Water Board installed a filtration plant as an interim measure to filter all water supplied to Mount Isa City Council customers. This filtration effectively removes all blue-green algae from the water before oxidation and then supplied to Mount Isa City Council. New, permanent micro-filtration treatment plant was introduced in March 2015 which provides an appropriate level of assurance of the quality of water supplied to Mount Isa City Council.

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How much water does Mount Isa use?

In February 2015, approximately 16.9 mega litres (or 16.9 million litres) of water is being used on average each day in Mount Isa. This equates to approximately 600 litres per person per day.

This water usage is considerably higher than the same time last year. In February 2014, approximately 11.4 mega litres (or 11.4 million litres) of water was used on average in Mount Isa each day. This equates to approximately 400 litres per person per day.

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Who owns the Mount Isa Water Board?

The Mount Isa Water Board is a statutory authority. It is owned by and reports to the Queensland State Government.

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Who are the Mount Isa Water Board’s customers?

The Mount Isa Water Board’s major customers are Mount Isa City Council, Mount Isa Mines, and Incitec Pivot Ltd. SunWater subsidiary, North West Queensland Water Pipeline Pty Ltd purchases electricity from Mount Isa Water Board, making them our four largest customer.

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