Fresh water is a valuable resource, especially on Keswick Island. As such, water management is an important aspect on the island. Please contact us if you require further details regarding water.
Per the Keswick Island Design Guidelines and Building Code, each dwelling on Keswick Island must be self-sufficient and provide its own water supply and waste-water management.
KDPL water reserves
Keswick Island has a number of reserve storage water tanks, including potable water (500,000 litres potable water in tanks situated in Basil Bay).
Purchasing potable water on Keswick Island
In times of long periods of lack of rain, individual dwelling water supplies may run low. A transportable water tank has been procured to ensure that residents have the option to purchase water in times of need.
Instead of the higher cost of barging water from Mackay, water is now available for purchase on Keswick Island from the potable water reservoir in Basil Bay. When required, water will be pumped into the transportable tank and transported to the dwelling in need of supply.
Water is available to purchase at a rate of $0.18 per litre.
If you require further information or would like to make a purchase, please contact Brett Curd on 07 4965 8043.
Use for fire control
It is incumbent upon each dwelling to provide access to its water supply to aid the community in bush fire management. Each dwelling or subdivision must maintain a firebreak buffer area or vegetation/landscaping in order to minimise bushfire risk.
If necessary, the MV Gulfstream barge is able to transport up to 40,000 litres of potable water in its hold.