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Water Service Disruption in Cooktown | 17 July 2024

Replacement of Main Flow Meter at Cooktown Main Water Reservoir.

Please be informed that on Wednesday, 17 July 2024, teams  will be replacing the Main Flow Meter at the Cooktown Main Water Reservoir. This essential maintenance work will ensure the continued reliability and efficiency of our water supply system.

Temporary Changes to Water Supply

During this period, the water supply will be switched to the Borefields. As a result, residents in Cooktown may notice a slight discolouration in their water supply. We assure you that the water remains safe to drink despite any changes in appearance.

Potential Water Pressure Impact

Additionally, some areas may experience reduced water pressure while the work is being carried out. These impacts are temporary, and regular water service is expected to resume later the same day as soon as the replacement work is completed.

Water Conservation Request

We kindly ask all residents to conserve water during the works period to help manage the temporary changes in supply and pressure.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, queries, or concerns, please contact the Council's Water and Wastewater team during office hours at 4082 0500 or by emailing 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday