Mount Isa Water Board is seeking proposals for the supply and installation of a gate automatic system for the main entrance at the Clear Water Lagoon site.

Clear Water Lagoon provides pre-treatment to average 1600 megalitres (ML) per month of water, supplying Mount Isa’s population, mining and industry. The main lagoon is 8m deep and stores approximately 30 days of water, while the Col Popple Pump Station has the capacity to pump down to 1.8m, which equates to 5 days’ supply.

The lagoon was partitioned off from Lake Moondarra in 1968 as a protected reservoir to overcome high turbidity inflows entering Lake Moondarra during the wet season. The physical and chemical quality of the water improved so significantly that in 1982 the decision was made to divert water through Clear Water Lagoon year-round.

The tender closes on June 14 – you can find out more here.