Current Water Restrictions Current Water Restrictions

We are currently on water restrictions.

Conserving water is a high priority for Mount Isa and Camooweal.

The level 2 water usage restrictions for the Mount Isa City and level 1 for Camooweal Town areas came into effect on midnight 6th of July 2017 however has been in effect since 3rd of May 2015.

Why do we have restrictions?

They are part of the water conservation strategy to ensure that we adopt sustainable water use practices as part of our normal way of life. Restrictions are introduced in response to a drought or other temporary water shortage events.

The most effective way to reduce water consumption is to introduce water restrictions.  Water restrictions theoretically allow the water source to last longer under a variety of usages and drought scenarios taking into account population growth.  Under the Water Act 2000, Sections 388 and 389, MICC has the power to determine, implement and enforce water restrictions.


Restriction Levels are subject to change. If in doubt, check with us by calling (07) 4747 3200

If you breach these restrictions you could face a Penalty Infringement Notice of $391.00