Community & Business

4 December, 2022

Shire monitors water treatment levels

MAREEBA Shire is monitoring how much treated water is being produced through its plant after a key component of the plant was shut down last month.

Shire monitors water treatment levels - feature photo

A report to council revealed that water consumption throughout the shire had been slightly higher due to a lack of rainfall and that Filter 2 at the Mareeba Water Treatment Plant (WTP) had reached the end of its functional life and was shut down in October.

“While this has resulted in an overall reduction in the plant’s ca-pacity, the Mareeba WTP is producing sufficient volume of treated water to meet demand,” the report stated. “The situation is being monitored, and there may be a need to introduce water restrictions if consumption begins to exceed the plant’s capacity.

“Planning is currently underway, and funding committed for a project to upgrade the filtration system at Mareeba WTP in 2023.”


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