Water quality and recreation

We are the only bulk water supplier in Australia that manages open catchments, allowing the community to enjoy our water supply lakes and catchment land for recreation activities. Our challenge is to balance community access with our essential role of ensuring a high quality water supply for the region. Download the Water quality and recreation factsheet for more information.

Seqwater monitors all lakes for the presence of blue-green algae. When toxin concentration levels indicate a health risk, we may restrict lake access for primary contact (in-water) activities such as swimming, skiing and tubing, as well as issuing an advisory notice that secondary contact (on-water) activities such as boating, paddling and fishing is not advised. 

For more information about blue-green algae and how we manage recreational access: