Water Infrastructure and Treatment
All water supply schemes across the region have chlorination as a minimum (excluding Mt Molloy)
Daily testing ensures reporting and quality standards are maintained and risks identified quickly, such as E. Coli levels.
Water treatment plants are located at Chillagoe, Dimbulah, Kuranda, and Mareeba. Mt Molloy does not have water treatment facilities.
Mareeba Shire Council Water and Wastewater Customer Service Standards can be viewed by clicking below:
Mareeba Shire Council Drinking Water Quality Management Plan (DWQMP) Report can be viewed by clicking below:
Council maintains an annual mains flushing program throughout the Mareeba Shire. Generally reticulation networks that have water treatment plants as the water source are maintained on a tri-annual basis whilst the remaining reticulation networks are maintained on a 12 month to 2 year cycle.
During this process there is an interruption to supply, however residents will be advised well in advance of this activity.
Water Consumption Notices
Water Meters are read twice a year, in January and July. Water Consumption Notices are then issued, in February and August, with the Rates Notices. These Notices are issued to the owner or ratepayer of the property. Water Consumption is levied on a two-tiered basis with a lower charge per kilolitre for water consumption up to the First Tier Limit and a higher charge per kilolitre for consumption above the First Tier Limit.
Mareeba Shire Council Water Consumption Tier Limits can be viewed by clicking below:
Water Leaks – How do I know if I have one?
It is important that you regularly check your property for leaks. Leaking toilets, taps and more particularly, leaking underground pipes can waste a lot of water, leading to high water bills. Leaks can either be visible or concealed. A concealed leak is one that occurs underneath or within concrete or paving or underneath a structure where the leak is not readily evident.
A concealed leak can cost you a lot of money over a billing period.
Download the Water Leaks Fact Sheet below to find out how you can check for leaks within your property and how to read your water meter.