Bottled drinking water and non-potable water is continuing to be supplied to Port Douglas and Wonga Beach residents as Douglas Shire Council crews work tirelessly to restore supply to the vulnerable network.
Continuous heavy rainfall has caused high turbidity at the water intakes, affecting the performance of water treatment plants at Mossmanand Whyanbeel.
Last night the Council was forced to turn off water supply to Port Douglas following a severe drop in water reservoir levels. Council is working to increase the treated water reservoirs to a level which allows the water supply to be turned back on.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr has asked the community for patience during this difficult time.
“Staff are working hard to find short and long-term solutions to this current supply issue,” Mayor Kerr said.
“We realise this is a challenging time for both residents, visitors and businesses but we ask for your patience while we get the water running again.”
Whyanbeel water supply is now being fed to the water network and is be sent slowly through to Wonga, Rocky Point and Miallo residents.
“Council is working to restore the water as quickly possible but this needs to be done carefully to avoid further water main breaks,” Mayor Kerr said.
Locals are encouraged to visit Council’s website, dashboard and social media for the latest updates.