Seqwater is the Queensland Government statutory authority responsible for providing a safe, secure and cost-effective bulk drinking water supply for 3.2 million people across South East Queensland.
- Provide essential flood mitigation services
- Manage catchment health and offer community recreation facilities
- Provide water for irrigation to about 1,200 farmers across seven water supply schemes
Seqwater is one of Australia’s largest water businesses with the most geographically spread and diverse asset base of any capital city water authority. Their operations extend from the New South Wales border to the base of the Toowoomba ranges and north to Gympie.
Seqwater manage up to $11billion of water supply assets – including the SEQ Water Grid – and the natural catchments of the region’s major water supply sources. This includes dams, weirs, conventional water treatment plants and climate resilient sources of water through the Gold Coast Desalination Plant and the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme. A 600 kilometre reverse flow pipeline network enables drinking water to be transported around the region, from the Sunshine Coast to Greater Brisbane, to Redlands and south to the Gold Coast.
Seqwater also manages recreation facilities at dams, lakes and parks that provide more than 50% of the green space in SEQ outside of national parks.