Water and Sewerage
Water Treatment Plants
Livingstone Shire Council maintains two water treatment plants located at Woodbury and Marlborough which source and treat water from storages to supply safe and secure water to residents living within the Livingstone Shire.
Livingstone Shire Council is responsible for management of the following water storage assets supplying water to the Capricorn Coast, Marlborough and Ogmore:
Water Park Creek Weir
Water Park Creek Weir is a small 1.3m high concrete weir located on Water Park Creek. The weir has been the primary source of water for the Capricorn Coast from Yeppoon to Emu Park. Water is pumped from the weir to Kelly’s Storage which is adjacent to the Woodbury Water Treatment Plant which processes the Capricorn Coast water supplies.
In 2010, the Capricorn Coast water supply was supplemented by a potable supply via the Rockhampton to Yeppoon Pipeline which alleviated some of the demands on the Water Park Creek supplies.
Kelly's Offstream Storage
Kelly’s Off Stream Storage is an earth embankment, 168m long and 18m high, with a storage capacity of 1,237mL. Water diverted from Water Park Creek is stored as a buffer to supply the Woodbury Water Treatment Plant which processes the Capricorn Coast water supplies.
Montrose Creek Weir
Montrose Creek Weir is a small 500mm high concrete weir located on a rock outcrop in Montrose Creek approximately 6km west of the Ogmore Township. The weir has a supply capacity of 12 megalitres and is the only water supply (non potable) for the Ogmore Township.
As at 1 December 2015, there are 19 reservoirs located in the Shire that act as storage facilities for a number of water supply systems.
Livingstone Shire Council is responsible for the management of the following water sources supplying water to the Capricorn Coast, Marlborough and Ogmore:
Capricorn Coast Water Supply System
The Capricorn Coast Water Supply system is a potable (drinking) water supply based on a conventional on-demand reticulation system. The system sources water from Water Park Creek and is supplemented by the Fitzroy River via the Rockhampton to Yeppoon Pipeline.
Water Park Creek
Water Park Creek is approximately 37 km north of Yeppoon. Raw water is pumped from Water Park Creek to Kelly’s Offstream Storage adjacent to the Water Treatment Plant at Woodbury (approximately 20km north of Yeppoon).
Treated water is then pumped to the reticulation system.
Marlborough Water Supply Scheme
The Marlborough Water Supply Scheme is a potable water scheme where water is treated using a hybrid filtration-reverse osmosis treatment process prior to disinfection. The system sources water from two shallow aquifer bores approximately 2.3km north of Marlborough.
The Caves Water Supply System
The Caves Water Supply Scheme is a potable water scheme that receives water from the Rockhampton Water Supply Scheme and is supplied via a pumped/gravity distribution system. The water is fully conventional treated water from the Fitzroy River.
Ogmore Water Supply System
The Ogmore Water Supply System is a non-potable supply based periodic flow distribution system where residents each have a small receiving water tank on their property.
Rockhampton to Yeppoon Pipeline
The Fitzroy River above the Barrage in Rockhampton is the source of raw water that is treated at the Glenmore Water Treatment Plant and supplied to consumers of the Capricorn Coast via the Rockhampton to Yeppoon pipeline.
The Rockhampton to Yeppoon Pipeline supplements Water Park Creek to secure a reliable supply for the future growth of the coast population. The pipeline is 43km long and was constructed in 2010 at a cost of $50M. The $50M Rockhampton to Yeppoon Pipeline project was officially opened 24 July 2010. The successful completion of the pipeline project secures a reliable water supply for the residents of the Capricorn Coast.
The Capricorn Coast is serviced by two sewerage schemes located at Yeppoon and Emu Park with a total of approximately 10,000 connections.
Yeppoon Sewerage Scheme
The Yeppoon sewerage system provides a sewerage service to the localities of Yeppoon, Pacific Heights, Meikleville Hill, Barlow’s Hill, Cooee Bay, Taranganba, Lammermoor Beach, Statue Bay, Mulambin Waters and Rosslyn Bay.
Emu Park Sewerage Scheme
The Emu Park sewerage system provides a sewerage service to the localities of Tanby Point, Emu Park, Zilzie and the Great Barrier Reef Resort.