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30 January, 2024

Town’s ‘big dry’ now over

ALL Douglas Shire communities, including Port Douglas, should now have running water after a two-day drought.

Town’s ‘big dry’ now over - feature photo

“All communities which have been dealing with little or no water supply should now be seeing water running into their taps,” a Douglas Shire Council spokesman said on Wednesday morning.

“There were no major weather threats or pipeline breakages overnight (Tuesday) meaning the Mossman and Whyanbeel treatment plants are continuing to run smoothly.

“Council crews are monitoring reservoir, turbidity and chlorine levels to ensure a safe and consistent supply.

“Again, we urge locals and visitors to play their part and respect the level 4 water restrictions as the network is restored to its full working capacity.

“A huge thanks to our water teams and to you for your patience”.

Residents and visitors to Port Douglas were without water after an emergency decision to stop supply to the region was made on Sunday night. The council turned off water supply to Port Douglas about 8pm on Sunday due to a suspected leak, causing all visitors and residents  without water overnight.


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