Mount Morgan No. 7 Dam Update


Rockhampton Regional Council is committed to utilising the No. 7 Dam to supply water to Mount Morgan with Council officers commencing the process to recommission the Mount Morgan Water Treatment Plant prior to Christmas in anticipation of favourable rainfall occurring.

Water and Environmental Sustainability Councillor Donna Kirkland said Council Officers commenced the process last year and are continuing to work through necessary steps to ensure treated water quality supplied to the community is not compromised in any way.

“We will work through the steps to test the infrastructure and water quality over the coming weeks and provide an update to Mount Morgan residents and businesses as soon as possible,” Cr Kirkland said.

“We appreciate that some residents may want to see this occur immediately, however, we need to ensure that we go through this process and get things right.

“This is an exciting announcement for the people of Mount Morgan coupled with the Water Pipeline project progressing.

“The recommissioning of the Water Treatment Plant will not impact the pipeline project which is underway. We expect to see the first pipe of the pipeline laid in the coming weeks.

“Some residents may have also noticed evidence of seepage on the downstream face of the concrete dam wall. This is not unusual for a dam like this one.

“Council officers conduct frequent inspections to monitor the seepage and have engaged the services of Dam Engineering specialists. The current advice provided is that there is no risk to the dam stability or integrity.

“The dam is currently open for recreational use by the community subject to consideration of risks related to exposure to cyanobacteria which remains prevalent in the dam. The community is reminded to continue adhering to the signage at the ramp.”

The Mount Morgan No. 7 Dam has recently reached 90 per cent of full storage capacity with levels continuing to increase slowly but unlikely to exceed the spillway level without further rainfall in the dam catchment.

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