In South East Queensland our dam water storage is currently sitting at 69% and we’re preparing for the possibility of drought as we move into our drier winter months. For the past two months we’ve been asking you to be waterwise and consider your water usage in and around the home. Positively we’ve seen the average daily residential water consumption drop from a record summer high of 239L per person to the current consumption of 162L per person. If we can continue to be mindful of our water use as we move through winter this will prolong our water supply storage and delay the need for other measures.
We know, however, that we can’t count on the rain to fall when and where we need it. At Seqwater we’re prepared for this reality and our Water Security Program is our plan to provide South East Queensland with safe and reliable drinking water even in times of drought. Using the Seqwater Grid and having assets such as the Gold Coast Desalination Plant and the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme provide us with alternative drinking water sources when we can’t count on the rain.
Learn more about how we’re planning for our water future here: https://www.seqwater.com.au/waterforlife
Get waterwise advice for in and around your home here: https://www.seqwater.com.au/waterwise