Who We Are
Mount Isa Water Board (MIWB) was established
in 1974 and is responsible for the supply of quality
bulk water to industrial customers and Mount Isa City
MIWB is also trustee for the city’s largest water
and recreation reserve, Lake Moondarra, which provides
a wildlife sanctuary and popular leisure and water sport
venue for the people of Mount Isa.
MIWB, a Category One Water Authority and registered
Service Provider, was established under Chapter 4 of
the Water Act 2000 and operates as a commercialised
statutory authority, carrying out water activities in
the State of Queensland.
The Board, which is made up of five directors (two
elected representatives each from Mount Isa City Council
and Mount Isa Mines (MIM)) and a chairperson (a representative
from the Department of Energy and Water Supply (DEWS)),
undertakes the following water activities as decided
on by the board of directors in accordance with the
requirements of the Water Act 2000:
- conserve, store and supply water in bulk to local
authorities and industrial customers;
- take measures to protect the quantity and quality
of present and future supplies of water;
- investigate and plan for future infrastructure
- construct, operate and maintain water infrastructure
necessary to meet customer demands; and
- administer and manage property under its control.
In addition, the MIWB acts as Trustee for the Water
and Recreation Reserve R48 and in that role it provides,
operates, protects and maintains recreational facilities.
Whilst not being a core business of the MIWB the Board
took on the role of Trustee of the reserve at the request
of the former Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy, now DEWS.
The role will assist in ensuring the maintenance of
satisfactory water quality standards.
The number of customers currently served by the Board
is not anticipated to change in the foreseeable future.
The Board’s present customers include:
- Mount Isa City Council (MICC)
- Mount Isa Mines (MIM)
- Incitec Pivot
All customers are supplied with bulk water of a standard
consistent with the Board’s water quality policy.
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