Douglas Shire Council Water and Wastewater operates three drinking water supply schemes that source water from highly protected catchments and treat water to Australian Drinking Water Guideline standards.
Many of the extraction locations are in pristine rainforest and relatively untouched by human activity.
Once extracted, raw water is treated at Council’s treatment plants and then stored in treated water reservoirs so it is “on tap” when required at homes, schools and businesses throughout the region.
Mossman, North Mossman, Port Douglas, Craiglie, 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.
Whyanbeel, Miallo, Bamboo, Rocky Point, Port Douglas Views and Wonga Beach communities are supplied with water from Little Falls Creek. This water is treated at the Whyanbeel Water Treatment Plant.
The Daintree Township is supplied from Intake Creek. This water is treated at the Daintree Water Treatment Plant.