The small township of Dajarra will have access to safe drinking water when a new water treatment plant is installed in coming months.
Cloncurry Shire Council was successful in obtaining funding through the Works for Queensland program to build a $350,000 water treatment plant to to provide better water quality for residents in Dajarra.
Cloncurry Shire Council mayor Greg Campbell said the tender had been awarded to a specialist company in South Australia.
"We had to outsource for this project as we required a specialist for the reverse osmosis plant," Cr Campbell said.
"This will be built to Dajarra's specifications and transported and connected.
"Dajarra will then have unbelievable water."
Cr Campbell said this upgrade was essential for the Dajarra community.
"Dajarra never had potable water and while it was chlorinated to clean the germs out it was still very hard and had other minerals in it," he said.
"It wasn't great water so we are providing a better service to a great little town."
Cloncurry Shire Council are also upgrading a toilet block facility in town to facilitate both locals and traveling tourists.
The toilet block was jointly funded between Cloncurry Shire Council ($150,000) and the Works for Queensland ($10,000).
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