Douglas Shire Council Water and Waste currently extracts raw water from three locations from Daintree in the north to Mossman in the south. Many of the extraction locations are in pristine rainforest and untouched by human activity.
Once extracted, raw water is treated at Council’s treatment plants and then stored in one of 17 reservoirs so it is “on tap” when required at homes, schools and businesses throughout the region.
Mossman, North Mossman, Port Douglas, Newell Beach, Cooya Beach, Cassowary and Mowbray communities are supplied with water from Rex Creek. This water is treated at the Mossman Water Treatment Plant.
Miallo, Rocky Point, Port Douglas Views and Wonga communities are supplied with water from Little Falls Creek. This water is treated at the Whyanbeel Water Treatment Plant.
The Daintree and surrounding communities are supplied from Intake Creek. This water is treated at the Daintree Water Treatment Plant.