Seqwater – Australia's most secure water supply
Seqwater is a Queensland Government statutory authority responsible for ensuring a safe, secure and reliable water supply for almost three million people across South East Queensland and providing essential flood mitigation services. It also provides irrigation services to around 1000 rural customers in five water supply schemes. Find our more about Seqwater.
The authority is one of Australia’s largest water businesses with the most geographically spread and diverse asset base of any capital city water authority in the country. With operations which extend from the New South Wales border, to be the base of the Toowoomba ranges and north to Gympie, Seqwater manages more than $9 billion of water supply assets and the natural catchments of the region’s major water supply sources. This includes dams, weirs, conventional water treatment plants and climate resilient sources of water through the Gold Coast Desalination Plant and the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme. Twelve of the largest treatment plants are connected by a 600-kilometre pipeline network which allows water to be transported to where it is needed most.
Seqwater manages recreation facilities which currently provide more than 50 per cent of the green space for South East Queensland. More than two million people visited Seqwater recreation facilities over 2009-2011.
Seqwater was formed on 1 January 2013 through a merger of the SEQ Water Grid Manager, LinkWater and the former Seqwater. The organisation has also taken on the water security and efficiency responsibilities previously performed by the Queensland Water Commission.
2013 Seqwater Flood Reports now available
The four reports into flood events in South East Queensland in January and February of 2013 are now publicly available. The reports cover Wivenhoe, Somerset and North Pine Dams and are required to be provided to the State Government’s Dam Regulator following a flood event.
Seqwater's lakes provide access for activities such as boating, camping and fishing, as well as providing facilities such as picnic areas, BBQs, toilets, walking trails and playgrounds. Find out more about recreation facilities and activities available.
Recreation management is integral to the management of water storages and we have developed a Recreation Management Framework to guide our decisions about recreation management. We are currently undertaking a Recreation Review to develop recreation management plans for the future use of the region's lakes and catchments.
Recreation safety notices
As a result of the recent heavy rainfall, a number of Seqwater's lakes and recreation areas have been closed as a precautionary measure and in the interest of public health and safety.
Make sure to visit the Public and Safety Notices page before you visit any of our recreation sites.
Water release updates
View the latest information dam releases and associated impacts on the Dam Release Information page or phone our water release hotline on 1800 613 122.
Seqwater provides a free Dam Release Notification service which can provide subscribers with notifications by email, SMS / text messages to mobile phones or recorded messages to telephone landlines.