A steady water supply has been restored to Port Douglas, Mossman and surrounding communities after week-long disruptions in the wake of Cyclone Jasper.
ALL residents are being urged to play their part and conserve water to ensure a reliable flow as the pipeline network charges.
Douglas Shire Mayor, Michael Kerr praised water crews and operational experts who’ve travelled from across Queensland to help the recovery effort.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has assisted in this extraordinary operation and supported our dedicated Council teams to restore supply through 200 kilometres of pipeline which runs through Douglas Shire,” Mayor Kerr said.
“Its been a difficult fortnight for many residents and businesses, and again, I thank them for their patience during this challenging time.”
Council acting CEO, Scott Mason said it was imperative residents use water for only the bare essentials as supply continues to come back on line.
“It’s vital residents use water sparingly while we return to full capacity,” Mr Mason said.
Public health officers are continuing to work with individuals and businesses to advise them on how they can safely operate with reduced water supply.
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