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MOUNT Isa Mayor Tony McGrady held a special meeting with Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey in Cloncurry on Thursday to discuss the dire water situation facing Mount Isa as a result of the ongoing drought.
As rates notices are issued throughout the city this week, residents are reminded about the many payment options available, including instalment plans, which can help ease the pressure of tight household budgets.
Update on Bin Information The Mount Isa City Council advises that residents who currently own a wheelie bin with a green lid will soon receive a letter informing them of the new red lidded bin system. Green lidded bins will still be emptied, but Council is currently undertaking a blitz to ensure all bins are in line with new standards.
As drought conditions continue to plague the North West, the city’s water consumption continues to fall, with the latest figures revealing consumption has dropped considerably since the beginning of the year.
A brochure will be delivered to every household in Mount Isa in the coming weeks to fully explain the cost increase and the true facts of the Mount Isa water supply, including an explanation of the temporary water levy worth more than $400 to each household.