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SCHEME

Bowen Broken Rivers

Scheme storages:

Eungella Dam

Bowen River Weir

Announced allocations

High A1 priority


100%

High A2 priority


100%

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About

The Bowen Broken Rivers Scheme sources its water from Eungella Dam located 133km west of Mackay. It supports irrigation customers as well as urban and industrial users.

How the scheme works

  • Urban and industrial water is delivered via four pipelines: two from Eungella Dam and two from Bowen Broken River Wier. Two of the four are owned by Sunwater.

Water uses

  • Irrigation water for landowners downstream of Bowen River Weir
  • Urban water supply for Collinsville/Scottsville, Glendon and Moranbah
  • Industrial supply for mining and the Collinsville Power Station.

Scheme history

  • Eungella Dam was constructed in 1968 to provide town water for Collinsville and Scottsville and to support the local thermal power station
  • Following the construction of Burdekin Falls Dam in 1987, Eungella Dam was no longer used to supplement the Burdekin River.

Major storage

Eungella Dam

Eungella Dam is situated on Broken River, approximately 40 kilometres west of the township of Eungella and 133 kilometres west of Mackay.

Channel/pipeline system

The Collinsville Pipeline takes water from the Bowen River Weir and distributes the water for several mines and the Collinsville Power Station, as well as the Collinsville township.

Bowen Broken Schematic Plan

Scheme management

Sunwater aims to achieve the efficient delivery of water to customers in the Bowen Broken Rivers scheme that best meets their needs.

Taking water from the scheme

The water ordering system assists Sunwater in delivering water to its customers in an efficient and timely way, enabling them to plan and manage their water use.

Before taking any water, customers should place a water order so that Sunwater can release sufficient water and minimise losses.

Customers who take water without ordering may reduce Sunwater’s ability to supply customers who have ordered according to the above requirements.

To place an order

Customers can place their orders via:

Further information about ordering water is detailed in Bowen Broken Rivers Rules and Targets.

Stopping or restricting supply

Sunwater may suspend or restrict supply in a number of circumstances, including:

  • during maintenance of Sunwater’s assets
  • during a peak demand period, when rosters or rations may apply
  • when the demand for water is so small it is impractical to supply it
  • when there is a need to make special releases to maximise efficiency at times of limited supply
  • during rain shutdown
  • infrastructure limitations which make delivery impractical
  • if supply could cause Sunwater to break the law
  • when operating under special notices or regulations issued by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines {e.g. Water Amendment Regulation (No.3) 2006}.

Weather events and emergency shutdowns

Sunwater asks that customers notify their duty Water Officer, as soon as possible, of any rain event or other circumstances that substantially lessens their water requirements. When widespread general rain exceeds 40 mm in a day over the Bowen Broken Rivers Water Supply Scheme, the duty Water Officer may shut the system down.

Customers are also asked to cancel orders if they no longer require ordered water.

For more information contact

If you experience an equipment or power failure emergency, please give immediate notice to Sunwater by calling Sunwater Customer Support on 131589 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Announced allocations

Water Year: 2018/2019

High A1 priority: 100%
High A2 priority: 100%
Medium priority: 100%

Announced Allocations effective 1 July 2018, and will be applicable until revised and communicated by Sunwater.

Customers are advised to obtain information about their remaining water allocation balance by accessing SunwaterOnline.

For more information or enquiries, phone 13 15 89 or email customersupport@sunwater.com.au.

The history of Announced Allocations for Bowen Broken Rivers can be found here.

Operational reports

Sunwater releases periodic operational reports detailing Announced Allocation levels and individual storages’ breakdowns within each scheme, the latest of which can be found below.

Operational Report (effective 1 July 2018)

Operational Report (effective 1 July 2017)

 

Water pricing

Sunwater reviews bulk water pricing for each supply scheme every three years.

The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) is responsible for recommending rural irrigation prices charged by Sunwater. QCA recommendations are considered by Sunwater’s shareholding Ministers, who together make the final decision and set Sunwater’s rural irrigation prices.

Fees and charges

Each year Sunwater releases an updated fees and charges schedule for water supply schemes, detailing the charges set by Sunwater and those subject to the Rural Irrigation Water Pricing Direction. For information on the most recent fees and charges for the Bowen Broken Rivers scheme, please refer to the documents below.

Latest news

For the latest news on your water supply scheme, check out our End of Year Newsletter, information bulletins and additional notices to customers below.

About

The Bowen Broken Rivers Scheme sources its water from Eungella Dam located 133km west of Mackay. It supports irrigation customers as well as urban and industrial users.

How the scheme works

  • Urban and industrial water is delivered via four pipelines: two from Eungella Dam and two from Bowen Broken River Wier. Two of the four are owned by Sunwater.

Water uses

  • Irrigation water for landowners downstream of Bowen River Weir
  • Urban water supply for Collinsville/Scottsville, Glendon and Moranbah
  • Industrial supply for mining and the Collinsville Power Station.

Scheme history

  • Eungella Dam was constructed in 1968 to provide town water for Collinsville and Scottsville and to support the local thermal power station
  • Following the construction of Burdekin Falls Dam in 1987, Eungella Dam was no longer used to supplement the Burdekin River.

Major storage

Eungella Dam

Eungella Dam is situated on Broken River, approximately 40 kilometres west of the township of Eungella and 133 kilometres west of Mackay.

Channel/pipeline system

The Collinsville Pipeline takes water from the Bowen River Weir and distributes the water for several mines and the Collinsville Power Station, as well as the Collinsville township.

Bowen Broken Schematic Plan