Pleasing Response to Filtration Plant Opening

Pleasing Response to Filtration Plant Opening

The Mount Isa Water Board is pleased with the community participation in the official opening of the filtration plant held the afternoon of Monday 7 December.

“The community is a very important stakeholder for MIWB, even though it is Mount Isa City Council who are our customer.” Mount Isa Water Board Chief Executive, Stephen Farrelly said, “The work we undertake on their behalf is invisible to most residents, the official opening of the new plant was an opportunity for people to see a small part of what we do”

“I am immensely proud of what the MIWB team has achieved in partnership with those contractors involved in the construction of the new plant” Mr Farrelly said, “Getting a new plant 80% operational in only 12 weeks following Ministerial approval was unprecedented. The plant was fully operational in time for the warm spring weather and is achieving better than planned production”.

It was not only in its construction that the new treatment plant is unusual, the advanced membrane technology in use is also very sophisticated and, in combination with the Clear Water Lagoon, represents a unique low cost water treatment solution. It was fitting that Mr Shane King MP, the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Utilities, Science and Innovation opened the plant on behalf of the Minister for Energy and Water Supply, the Hon Mark Bailey MP.

“The new plant is not only delivers the highest assured quality of water ever supplied to Mount Isa, but achieves this at a fraction of the cost of the conventional plant which would have been the recommended solution only a few years ago” Mr Farrelly said. “We were glad to celebrate this achievement with the community”.

For further information, Contact Stephen Farrelly: 07 4740 1000. Email: