When rain doesn’t fall when and where we need it, we must look to other sources for our drinking water.
The Queensland Government built three advanced water treatments plants to produce recycled water in 2008 during the Millennium Drought – one of the worst droughts in 100 years.
The plants are not currently producing water for drinking but will be restarted under our Drought Response Plan. We will begin bringing the plants back online when the combined levels of our drinking water dams reach 60% capacity.
So what is purified recycled water and how do we produce it? Check out our fact sheet and videos to find out more!