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Julius Dam

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Julius Dam

Announced allocations

High priority


100%

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About

The Julius Dam Scheme supports urban and industrial users.

How the scheme works

  • Water is drawn from Julius Dam located at the junction of Paroo Creek and the Leichardt River, approximately 70km north-east of Mount Isa
  • The dam includes a spillway with a crest 18.3 meters above bed level.

Water uses

  • Urban water supply for Mount Isa and Cloncurry
  • Industrial.

Scheme history

  • The scheme was constructed to provide additional water for an expanding Mount Isa region.

Julius Dam Schematic Plan

Scheme management

Sunwater aims to achieve the efficient delivery of water to customers in the Julius Dam 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.

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 wide spread general rain exceeds 40 mm in a day over the Julius Dam 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 13 15 89 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Announced allocations

Water Year: 2019/2020

High priority: 100%

Announced Allocations effective 1 July 2019 and will be applicable until 30 June 2020

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 Julius Dam 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 2019)

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 Julius Dam 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 Julius Dam Scheme supports urban and industrial users.

How the scheme works

  • Water is drawn from Julius Dam located at the junction of Paroo Creek and the Leichardt River, approximately 70km north-east of Mount Isa
  • The dam includes a spillway with a crest 18.3 meters above bed level.

Water uses

  • Urban water supply for Mount Isa and Cloncurry
  • Industrial.

Scheme history

  • The scheme was constructed to provide additional water for an expanding Mount Isa region.

Julius Dam Schematic Plan