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Three Moon Creek

Scheme storages:

Cania Dam

Avis Weir
Bazley Weir
Monto Weir
Mulgildie Weir
Youlambie Anabranch Weir
Youlambie Weir

Announced allocations

Medium priority interim (Surface water)


100%

Section 1 Medium priority interim (Ground water)


100%

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About

The Three Moon Creek Scheme draws its water from Cania Dam and provides irrigation and urban water supply to users in Monto and Mulgildie.

How the scheme works

  • Cania Dam is an earth and rockfill dam, with releases made to recharge groundwater reserves which supply the majority of customers in the scheme.

Water uses

  • Irrigation water for agriculture
  • Urban water supply for the rural townships of Monto and Mulgildie.

Scheme history

  • The construction of Cania Dam was completed in 1982, providing additional storage capacity for the scheme.

Three Moon Creek Schematic Plan

Scheme management

Sunwater aims to achieve the efficient delivery of water to customers in the Three Moon Creek scheme that best meets their needs.  To manage this water delivery, arrangements for taking of water within the Scheme have been developed in consultation with its Irrigator Advisory Committee.

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 Three Moon Creek’s 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 wide spread general rain exceeds 40 mm in a day over the Three Moon Creek 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).

Three Moon Creek’s Irrigator Advisory Committee

The Three Moon Creek Irrigator Advisory Committee is a group of irrigators within the scheme that have been elected by irrigation customers to represent their interests in relation to scheme operations and water supply issues and improvements with Sunwater.

The committee:

  • provides advice and recommendations to Sunwater regarding scheme operational issues
  • represents the interests of the broader irrigator base in respect of Sunwater’s ongoing operation of the water supply scheme
  • provides a mechanism for Sunwater and its customers to raise and discuss matters of mutual interest in relation to the management of the physical aspects of the scheme and customer relationship issues.
  • work collaboratively with Sunwater to identify and introduce new approaches and improvements to water management.

Three Moon Creek Committee Members

Name
Position
Representative Area/Section
Paul Francis Chairperson
Lindsay Penney Committee Member Section 5 – Allan Downie Property to Bunyip Hole
Russ Salisbury Committee Member Section 3 – Youlambie Weir to Monto
Brad Forsyth Committee Member Section 1 A – Upper Section
Chris Abbott Committee Member Section 1 B – Lower Section
Jason Larsen Committee Member Section 4 – Monto to and including Harold Kerle Property
Alan Little Committee Member Section 6 – Bunyip Hole to Abercorn
Les Hotz Secretary

 

Stay up to date with the Three Moon Creek Irrigator Advisory Committee.

Announced allocations

Water Year: 2018/2019

Surface water
Medium priority interim: 100%

 

Ground water
Section 3 high priority interim: 100%
Section 1 medium priority interim: 100%
Section 3 medium priority interim: 100%
Section 4 medium priority interim: 100%
Section 5 medium priority interim: 100%
Section 6 medium priority interim: 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 Three Moon Creek can be found here.

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 Three Moon Creek 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 Three Moon Creek Scheme draws its water from Cania Dam and provides irrigation and urban water supply to users in Monto and Mulgildie.

How the scheme works

  • Cania Dam is an earth and rockfill dam, with releases made to recharge groundwater reserves which supply the majority of customers in the scheme.

Water uses

  • Irrigation water for agriculture
  • Urban water supply for the rural townships of Monto and Mulgildie.

Scheme history

  • The construction of Cania Dam was completed in 1982, providing additional storage capacity for the scheme.

Three Moon Creek Schematic Plan