Water for life

Seqwater is responsible for providing safe, reliable and affordable drinking water for South East Queensland.

We plan for future water supply

The Water Security Program is Seqwater's plan for providing the region's drinking water over the next 30 years, including during times of drought and flood. On 24 March 2017, we released an update to the Water Security Program which includes a revised drought response plan and planning for all off-grid communities. Our next release will be in March 2022.

Water Security Program 2016-46

The Water Security Program is Seqwater's plan for providing the region's water over the next 30 years, including during times of drought and flood.

  • Water Security Program 2016-46 (version 2)     
    Summary  |  Full version
  • Water Security Program 2015-45 (version 1)     
    Summary  |  Full version

South East Queensland's Drought Response Plan

Our drought response approach is adaptive to allow actions and triggers to adjust to demand, climate, severity of drought and other external factors. Drought response is triggered when the SEQ Water Grid reaches 60%. At 50% capacity, mandatory water restrictions are introduced.

See our Drought Response Plan here.

Water Security Program annual reports

We monitor our water security 

We regularly check Water Grid storage levels, consumption and other factors which impact our water security position. Where needed, we adapt our operation of the Water Grid and implementation of our planning to reduce water security risks. Our Water Security Status Report provides information on our Water Grid Storage levels and drought response for the Water Grid and off-grid communities. 

We collaborate with others

Together with the SEQ Service Providers, City of Gold Coast, Logan City Council, Redland City Council, Unitywater and Urban Utilities, we provide a high quality, sustainable and reliable water service to the SEQ Region. We are progressing our strategic collaborative work through Water for SEQ. This program will be developed further over the coming years. In the interim we will release an annual report detailing some of our collaborative projects, our vision and strategic initiatives.

Water for SEQ Annual Report

The Water for South East Queensland Annual Report demonstrates how the SEQ Water Service Providers are working together to provide better value outcomes for the SEQ community. 

SEQ water service providers

  • Unitywater is the service provider for Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regional council areas
  • Urban Utilities is the water service provider Brisbane, Scenic Rim, Ipswich, Somerset and Lockyer Valley areas.
  • Redland City Council is the water service provider for the Redland area.
  • Logan City Council is the water service provider for the Logan area.
  • City of Gold Coast is the water service provider for the Gold Coast region.