Dams and weirs
Water storage is a critical part of our business, with the region’s drinking water predominantly sourced from dams. Our dams are used to provide a safe and sustainable water supply as well as to help manage and mitigate major flood events.
Seqwater owns and operates 26 dams, 51 weirs, and two borefields across the region.
Water from our dams is released to supply our drinking water treatment plants and irrigation schemes, as well as to provide environmental flows in downstream rivers and creeks.
While the primary purpose is of our dams is to store water for drinking and irrigation, the lakes and surrounding area provide the community with recreation facilities.
What is a dam?
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What is a weir?
Why are weirs dangerous?