Message from the Mount Isa Water Board

Message from the Mount Isa Water Board

We recognise the community has a vested interest in Mount Isa’s water supply.

So here are the facts.

Your water is safe and we are working hard to ensure it continues to meet Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. We’ve been managing Mount Isa’s water supply amid some significant challenges.

We’ve maintained supply despite a significant blue-green algae bloom in Clear Water Lagoon — potentially the largest ever recorded in a Queensland water supply system.

We sourced an immediate and essential filtration solution in late 2013 as Clear Water Lagoon’s natural filtration system had failed. Reducing the city’s water consumption to match the filtration system’s capacity is critical.

Although we have managed to maintain supply to Australian health guidelines, we still require your vigilance while we implement a more permanent solution.

Our long-term solution will expand our filtration capacity and involves us investing $9.2 million into new, micro-filtration water treatment infrastructure for the benefit of the Mount Isa community.

Rowena McNally, Chair, Mount Isa Water Board

For more information, download the Information flyer distributed at Community Forum on Thursday 19 February 2015 (PDF)