Level: Medium Date Sampled: 1 February 2016
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No. Lake Julius is much further away from Mount Isa so it costs approximately twice as much to supply water from Lake Julius compared to Lake Moondarra.View All FAQs +
The levy is 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, 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 has 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.View All FAQs +
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 and is expected to be fully operational by the end of September 2015.View All FAQs +
The Mount Isa Water Board is investing $9.2 million into new, permanent micro-filtration water treatment infrastructure. This investment will be paid for by the Mount Isa Water Board from existing cash reserves, and the infrastructure will form part of the Board’s capital asset base.View All FAQs +
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.View All FAQs +