Although there are currently no water restrictions in place for South East Queensland residents and businesses, our combined dam levels are below 60% and we all need to work together to save water. Restrictions will come into place if dam levels drop to 50%. Water remains a limited and precious resource - please use it wisely!
Our COVID-19 response
Unitywater would like to assure our community that
water and sewerage services are unaffected by COVID-19. We have a strong
COVID-19 response plan in place to ensure that we continue to provide essential
water and sewerage services, and support our customers and community through
We're only carrying out essential works during this time however
there may still be interruptions to your water supply. We are delivering water
to properties where possible and ask that you please remember to keep a safe
distance from our Field crews to protect your health and safety and that of our
Seqwater manages the dams in our region and with combined dam levels below 70%, we are in the ‘drought readiness’ phase of the region’s Drought Response Plan. Seqwater is asking South East Queenslanders to start looking at ways to be more water wise as we approach another dry season. Read more here.
Seqwater update their dam level information every 24 hours.
Between 2001 and 2009, South East Queensland experienced a severe drought which became known as the Millennium Drought. The drought highlighted how you can't rely on rain to fall when and where you need it and forced Seqwater to think differently about water supply and water demand. It also exposed the need to improve the region's resilience to drought.
As a result the Queensland Government established the SEQ Water Grid. The grid is a network of bulk water supply pipelines that stretch more than 600 kilometers to enable treated drinking water to be moved around the region. The SEQ Water Grid is connected to the region's major water treatment plants and water supply dams.
Before the SEQ Water Grid communities were reliant on their local dams for water supply. These days, if it does not rain in one area, we can use the grid to transport treated drinking water to other areas that need it. Due to the grid, South East Queensland is better prepared to manage drought and our growing population than ever before.
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