Water for Life
|Area served||South East Queensland|
|Services||Bulk water storage and treatment|
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Seqwater provides bulk water storage and treatment services to the SEQ Water Grid. In addition, Seqwater also supplies water to smaller communities in the region not connected to the Grid.
The formation of Seqwater as part of the Queensland Government’s reform of the water supply arrangements in South East Queensland created an opportunity to take an integrated approach to catchment-sourced management across the region. This approach helps ensure the long term security and sustainability of the region’s catchment-based water supply.
Seqwater is responsible for 25 dams (including Wivenhoe Dam, Somerset Dam and North Pine Dam, Hinze Dam on the Gold Coast, and Baroon Pocket Dam on the Sunshine Coast), which provide as much as 90 per cent of South East Queensland’s drinking water supply. In addition, Seqwater owns 47 weirs, as well as operating 46 water treatment plant facilities and 14 ground water bore fields across South East Queensland.
Seqwater provides essential flood monitoring services, catchment management services for landholders, water quality research and investigation, recreation services, and irrigation services to around 1,000 rural customers in five water supply schemes.
Seqwater is also responsible for a range of new water infrastructure projects and initiatives, including raising the dam wall of the Hinze Dam on the Gold Coast, working with the Department of Infrastructure and Planning on the design phase of the Wyaralong Water Treatment Plant, and the fluoridation of the region’s drinking water supply.
- Queensland Water Commission
- SEQ Water Grid Manager
- Water security in Australia
- Water supply and sanitation in Australia
- Our business. Seqwater.
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