Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A 20ML reser­voir is to be con­structed at Craigle “with­out de­lay” ac­cord­ing to a res­o­lu­tion of the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil at its meet­ing yes­ter­day. This is one of seven short term and three medium term strate­gies to en­sure the Shire’s wa­ter se­cu­rity and re­li­a­bil­ity into the fu­ture. Other short term ini­tia­tives in­clude an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a site at Drum­sara Quarry on the Moss­man River as a po­ten­tial source for the Moss­man/Port Dou­glas sys­tem; as­sess­ment of an up­grade of the waste re­cov­ery sys­tem at the Moss­man Treat­ment Plant; lo­cat­ing and re­pair­ing any sig­nif­i­cant wa­ter leaks in the Moss­man/Port Dou­glas/Whyan­beel retic­u­la­tion sys­tem; and the es­tab­lish­ment of a ”whole of wa­ter sys­tem model and network anal­y­sis” for the Moss­man/Port Dou­glas wa­ter sys­tem.

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