Council is requesting the community to reduce water usage whilst three (3) critical infrastructure projects at the Mareeba Water Treatment Plant (MWTP) are being delivered.
The upgrades are part of Council’s 10-year water strategy and will increase capacity of the plant providing long term water security to residents and businesses in Mareeba. The projects are:
- MWTP Filtration System
- MWTP Raw Water Pump
- MWTP Booster Pump Station
With the current hot and dry weather conditions, the treatment plant is operating close to capacity and residents are being urged to conserve water effective immediately. Anticipated completion of upgrade projects is 30 June 2024.
At this stage, Council is not enforcing water restrictions, however it may be necessary to introduce restrictions at short notice to enable certainty of water supply to residents. Council is monitoring the situation and will notify the public if water restrictions need to be put in place.
Residents are encouraged to refer to Council’s “Be Water Wise” fact sheet for tips to reduce their water usage. Water Wise.pdf (msc.qld.gov.au)