Not to be confused with Beetoota!

Bootawa Water Treatment Plant will conduct a public tour of the region’s main supply system on March 18th.

Bookings are essential for the tour that will begin at 11am.

It’s an opportunity to see inside the Bootawa Water Treatment Plant, including the stringent quality control processes that tap water undergoes.

The Bootawa plant, which provides water to the Manning and Great Lakes communities, is a state-of-the-art facility where water goes through a microfiltration process, to ensure all water meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

MidCoast Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Rob Scott said tour participants will learn about the filtration process and what goes into making sure our tap water is of the highest quality, as well as the general workings of the dam.

The Bootawa Water Treatment Plant, which supplies drinking water to communities from Crowdy Head in the north to Tarbuck Bay in the south, provides water to 90 per cent of the MidCoast region.

This is a great opportunity for our community to come along and have a look behind the scenes at the plant and learn more about what goes into supplying water to our community.”

Community members interested in touring the water treatment plant should book by calling 6592 4813, or filling out the online booking form at