Community & Business

2 May, 2024

Residents urged to save water

MAREEBA residents are being asked to conserve water while the Shire Council continues with three vital projects that will improve the capacity of the town’s water network.

Residents urged to save water - feature photo

The council says the water treatment plant is operating close to capacity and residents are being urged to conserve water effective immediately. 

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 involve the plants filtration system, raw water pump, and booster pump station.

The anticipated completion of the upgrade projects is 30 June.

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.


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