Water industry representatives visit Water Board

18 Aug Water industry representatives visit Water Board

MIWB welcomes information exchange opportunity

The Mount Isa Water Board was pleased this week to welcome a delegation from the Water Services Association of Australia and Gladstone Area Water Board.

Stephen Farrelly, the Board’s Chief Executive, said “the visit was a great opportunity to showcase MIWB’s lean operations and recent advances in water quality, and also to discuss learnings from the extraordinary blue-green algae blooms which are unlike any industry has seen”.

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is the peak industry body for water utility practice and a platform for knowledge sharing between water utility organisations.

“The Board sees great value in the access WSAA provides to industry wide research programs,” Mr Farrelly said “our participation fits well with our goal of finding and implementing new methods and technologies which can add value for our customers”.

The delegation also included managers from Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) which is the only other category 1 water authority under Queensland’s Water Act 2000 and a close comparator in water supply and infrastructure terms.

“We are very pleased to receive our visitors from Gladstone and to continue to foster cooperation and knowledge exchange between our organisations which have very similar responsibilities”.

Mount Isa Water Board is a State Government entity charged with managing $131 million in vital water supply infrastructure, delivering tens of billions of litres of water each year to bulk water customers, including the Mount Isa City Council and major industrial customers.