The Mount Isa Water Board has fixed the problem that caused a critical failure in water supply last week.
After an incident damaged electrical infrastructure necessary for the filtration process last Thursday, Mount Isa Water Board said Tuesday the successful completion of repairs had allowed the recommissioning of five of six filter plant units meaning the needed treatment capacity has been restored.
"Treatment capacity has been returned to a maximum of 25 million litres per day out of our total installed maximum capacity of 30 million litres per day" MIWB Chief Executive Stephen Farrelly said
"This is more then sufficient capacity for normal water demands at this time of year which are less than 20 million litres each day"
Restoration of the sixth treatment train was completed after the arrival of replacement parts from Brisbane.
"MIWB thanks the community for forbearance during this short period of inconvenience. I would also like to extend a special thank you to the operations and maintenance staff who put in long hours to implement the urgent repairs" Mr Farrelly said.
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